Listen UP! The Shema

Listen up! The Most important commandment! Deuteronomy 6:4–6 (NKJV) “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. But what does that mean to us? It is more than a great quote for a poster. We are talking about LOVE in ACTION. Right in the middle of your life the stuff you do every day, loving God in th

What is your Word Worth?

Joshua 9. The Treaty with the Gibeonites. What possible value does a fake peace treaty from 1200 BC have? You might be surprised. Let's do this bible study style. I will ask some questions, let you ponder and answer (at each divider), and then I will help pull it together into some application points at the end. Read Joshua 9. OK. What makes this story Interesting to you? Here are some of my thoughts: Listening to God is important!, The question of slavery. Is God for it

A View from Down Under The Cross

This is a monologue that I wrote explores how the Centurion went from a battle hardened cynic to a believer in Jesus Christ... all in one afternoon. I am Clavius, a Roman Centurion — and I will never be the same. I was on crucifixion duty today. I will never forget it as long as I live. I have seen many battles and performed many crucifixions. I have seen many men on the worst days of their lives. On those days I can easily size up the quality of a man. Their true nature

Good Friday as told by Judas

Things started out so GOOD! [exasperated, and depressed… ] Jesus … [heavy breath…] Jesus … [It starts to cheer him up a little just his name] Jesus, [short laugh] you should have seen the people flock to Jesus. In the beginning, everyone wanted to be with him. He was healing everybody, and nobody wanted him dead. Sure, the Pharisees were a bit critical, but they are critical of everyone… except themselves. Jesus was already a huge celebrity when I started following Him a

Altering Reality

What if you could change the future? But unlike sci-fi shows that inevitably cause unintended harm to the future, you had a special "safe filter" that checked all your future change requests, and only let the ones that were "safe" get done? God can and does that very thing through the prayers of people who know Him. How is that possible? Isn't that a bit presumptuous? God Invites YOU to change the future. Remember the "Lord's Prayer"? He tells His disciples to pray His wil

You Have Cancer.

By Lynette Siebrasse Most of us live in fear of hearing those words from our physician. The truth is we all have cancer. Some of us get the kind that is treated by surgery, chemo and/or radiation. All of us have cancer of the soul. I see my scars and I think they are so ugly and it reminds me of all that has been taken from me and how my life has been turned upside down since hearing those feared words from my doctor, "You have cancer." I started thinking, "I wish I could see