Who Do You Want Released?

Who Do You Want Released?

“You have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” Then they all cried again, saying, “Not this Man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber. (John 18:39-40) Release can bring...
Out-Loving, Out-Serving, Outstanding

Out-Loving, Out-Serving, Outstanding

Loving is serving, but not all serving is loving. The motives behind serving determines whether or not it is loving. My wife and I recently participated in a small group study discussion on dating and marriage relationships. As each person shared his or her thoughts...
Stop Whippin’ me, Daddy – I Wanna Get Saved!

Stop Whippin’ me, Daddy – I Wanna Get Saved!

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2) Before we start, please understand I am not trivializing corrective discipline or salvation. I am simply sharing a slightly humorous childhood experience with eternal...
Freedom from the Porch of Weakness

Freedom from the Porch of Weakness

“Do you want to be well?” What? Do I want to be well? I bristled at the question. What kind of insensitive thing is that to ask of someone in my condition? Who did this stranger think he is? He does not know me—why would he presume there was something wrong with me!...