Reflections from Matthew 11:11

Matthew 11:11      Amen, I say to you, among those born of women, there has been none greater than John the Baptist: yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.   I don’t know about you, but when I read this verse, I think Jesus had a strong opinion of this man. “Among those born of women, there has been none greater than John the Baptist.” I’m pretty sure everyone I’ve ever met falls under the category of being “born of women.” John wasn’t known for being very subtle. In fact, in today’s age when the movie “Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer,” is possibly no longer going to be aired because it’s “offensive” to certain individuals, I don’t believe John would have made it very far. John wasn’t worried about what people thought of him or his message. His concern was saving souls. Leading people to…

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Reflections from Luke 1:38

Luke 1:38      Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”   There are two points that came…

Reflections from Isaiah 40:1

Isaiah 40:1 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. As someone who struggles with addiction, I know how it feels to receive comfort from another person. No, it…

Reflections from Luke 5:18-19

Luke 5:18-19 And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set [him] in his presence. But not finding…

How Significant is Repentance in Your Life?

Repentance. I don’t think there’s been one word that has created more confusion in my relationship with Jesus Christ. At least, that’s how it used to be. Repentance. A word…

Reflections from Luke 7:39

Luke 7:39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman…

Reflections from Luke 7:6-7

Luke 7:6-7    And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself,…