The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Lack Nothing

“I am the Gate. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9 ESV In biblical times, sheep and goats were a primary source of wealth, food, and trade. The owner of a small flock counted his sheep, searched for any that were missing, […]

Plan A

Then Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread throughout the entire vicinity. He was teaching in their synagogues, being acclaimed by everyone. He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up […]

On Tolerance and Intolerance

Is it intolerant to believe Jesus is God? If something is true, a person’s belief in that thing is not intolerant. Why is the truth that Jesus is God so important to defend, even at the risk of being thought intolerant? Consider: Jesus’s deity makes it possible for us to know God. His deity exalts […]

More Than Cookies

An Advent reminder: Christmas is not just a nice holiday for cookies and get-togethers. It is a divine visitation necessary to deliver us from our spirtual captivity. To save us from ourselves, God sent Christ into enemy occupied territory on the greatest rescue mission ever launched. So that everyone who believes in Him will not […]

From Genesis To Revelation

The Bible, the inspired, inerrant, and infallible word of God, is not a book about principles to live by. The Bible is a love story about a person to live for; Jesus, the red thread throughout the love story. I read God’s word not because I need to in order to stay in His favor, […]

On Being Identified With Christ

This week’s posts begin a series on Being Identified With Christ and on His charge to go unto all the world. This command to influence and occupy is inseparable from Truth, so expect a little of that as well. Let’s begin here: “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the […]

Things Are Heating Up

In this final week before Passover, Jesus went to the temple every day to teach and heal. He knew that the time available for His earthly mission was running short. And His human patience was also running short. We witness an example of righteous anger. On Monday “Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw […]

Anointed

Saturday. Jerusalem. Circa 33 AD. Passover was near and the Jewish people were on their annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Jesus, too, neared the city. But His Jerusalem was to be unlike any other. Along the way Jesus and His apostles stop in Bethany to visit long time friends, including, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Events unfold […]

Lest There Be Any Confusion

Editor’s Note: This @whatnow2do blog is “a memo to self.” Each post resonates into my sinful life. Into my walk on the journey of spiritual formation. As such, original revelation and content provide the greatest joy and growth. Having said that, sometimes a word comes serendipitously (see last week’s post on serendipity here). Such is […]

Betting Your Life

Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26 NLT and, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John […]