Under the Fig Tree

In the first century, Jewish Rabbis would instruct their students to find a place of seclusion under an olive vine or fig tree to study and pray.  The first chapter of the Gospel of John tells us the story of a young man named Nathanael who was under a fig tree when...

The Magnitude of God

God is big! When I say big, I don’t mean by dimension or size, I mean the magnitude of His reach and presence. The word magnitude is a word that’s used to describe the brightness of a star, or the power of an earthquake. The word tries to define the measure of His...

Weapons of Righteousness

The Apostle Paul saw himself as a spiritual warrior.  He recognized that he was locked in deadly combat with demonic forces who were doing everything possible to stop him from taking the Gospel of Christ to the world. He was a man of peace, but also a man of war,...

When the Guilty go Free

We can divide people into three simple groups, the lost, the looking, and the found. The lost are those without God and content. They are mostly unaware of their condition and unfavorable standing before the creator of the universe. They move along the path of life...