Celebrating the Risen Savior

“The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message.  And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be…

Round Up The Usual Suspects

“And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 11:1. In the movie Casablanca, Rick shoots Major Strassor, a Nazi official. Instead of turning Rick in, Renault covers for him and tells his men to “round up the usual suspects” or in other words go find some criminals to blame it…

Knee-Jerk Reaction

“Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” – Acts 28:31. Has anyone ever told you that you’re brutally honest? Or that you have no filter? Or that you tell rather than ask? Or that you come off as a bulldozer? Or that you speak…

Stories Can Change Hearts

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord…” – 2 Timothy 1:7-8  Every Christian has a story to tell. Some stories include exciting, even miraculous conversions. A powerful testimony cuts right to the heart of the…