April 2018


Once in Egypt, Joseph moves from being a slave to being a prisoner. In each instance, the Bible tells us that “the Lord was with Joseph.” God works in these situations to lead Joseph to where he needs to be as second only to Pharaoh. Are we willing to trust God through the good and […]


Before ascending into heaven, Jesus leaves His disciples with instructions for a task they must do. It’s a task that we continue today: making more disciples. That involves so much more than a mission trip or church program. It’s up to us to share the good news of Jesus daily with people we know.  

The Dreamer

To put it lightly, Joseph’s brothers did not like him very much. He was dad’s favorite, and everyone knew it. In Genesis 37 we see the early part of another generation of dysfunction in the family of Abraham that will take Joseph from favorite, to a pit to slavery. And we will see how God […]

He Is Risen

As we near the end of Matthew, Jesus prepares to finish his task on Earth. He is tried, beaten and led to His death on the cross. But the story does not end there. The tomb is empty. He is risen!  

March 2018

Love God; Love People

In Matthew 22 Jesus is asked a question that is intended to be a trap. Of all the commandments, which is the most important? Considering the 600+ commandments taught by the Jewish leaders of His time or even the ten given to Moses on Mount Sinai, how could He choose only one? His answer is […]

You Are the Messiah

In Matthew 16 Jesus asks His disciples a simple question: “Who do you say I am?” Peter’s confession becomes the foundation for the church that we are still a part of today. He is the Messiah. He is the fulfillment of God’s plan, and He gives us hope in eternity.   


The covenant with Abraham that is fulfilled through Isaac is woven throughout scripture, even into the New Testament. God’s story is a reminder of His faithfulness to His promises. We can still be a part of His story. Knowing His truth brings us freedom.  

Save Me

Although Peter has the courage and boldness to step out of the boat and walk on water with Jesus, he is quickly distracted and rescued from the waves. This lesson from Matthew 14 encourages us all to keep our focus on Jesus.  


The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is a difficult one, because many struggle with the concept of the wrath of God. That difficulty is compounded by the issues related to the sin in those cities and how they are approached in our current culture. We learn that there are many sins that intertwine in this […]

Jesus Feeds the 5000

After learning about the death of John the Baptist, Jesus wanted to get some time to Himself and with God. The crowd had other ideas. Rather than reacting in frustration, Jesus had compassion and concern for their needs. What follows is another miracle where Jesus does the impossible and does it extravagantly. Our God can […]