Did I Make You Mad?

In his commentary on Matthew 5, verses 21-26, D. A. Carson notes, “We are more likely to remember when we have something against others than when we have done something to offend others. And if we are truly concerned about our anger and hate, we…

Syria, Jesus, Moses, and Me

Verse 24 of Matthew 4 gives this fact about Jesus: . Syria in the New Testament In The Expositor’s Bible Commentary on Matthew, Dr. D. A. Carson notes that the geographical boundaries of “Syria” in New Testament times are “uncertain.” He explains that, from the…

Why was Jesus Baptized?

Why was Jesus Baptized? John the Baptist asked Jesus this same question with different words. What does Jesus’ answer mean? In his commentary on Matthew, New Testament scholar, D.A. Carson, explains what he thinks Jesus means. Below is my brief synopsis of Carson’s longer discussion: In the…

Salvation Belongs to The Lord

I just finished reading Tullian Tchividjian’s book Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels. The book is an interesting, insightful, and helpful commentary on the book of Jonah. The author is the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the…

Sisters, We Are Not Normal

Depending on the day and the girls, I am grandmother to either Princess Arial, Snow White, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Merida (Brave), or to Woody, Jessie, Belle, or Goofy. I never know until I see the costume, and then I must quickly slip into the story…

Hope in The Light

  Light is sweet and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun. verse 7 of Ecclesiastes 11 tells us. So, based upon this simple truth, the Preacher says in verse 8: if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them…

From Glory to Glory

And … the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. (verses 8-9 of Luke 2, ESV) After quite a bit of study and contemplation, for now, I’ve settled on a definition of God’s glory that goes something like this:…