John 19:26-27 states, “When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, ‘Woman, behold your son!’ Then He said to the disciple, ‘Behold your mother!’ And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.”Here we see Jesus: drenched in his own blood, … Continue reading Easter Proves How Much God Loves Us All
Words from the Cross: A Good Friday Message.
About 10 years ago, I found direction for my life, wisdom to make hard choices, and passion to fuel my drive. This happened when I returned to God, as an adult, desiring to learn and carry out his will for my life. After having run from him and my Christian upbringing as a teenager, I … Continue reading Finding Direction in Life
Mark 12:28-34 -The Most Important Commandment28 One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"29 Jesus replied, "The most important commandment is this: 'Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is … Continue reading Commentary on Mark 12
"I have loved you with a love that never endsThough the mountains must be shakenAnd the hills be removedYet my unfailing love for you will not be shakenHow could I give up on you?My heart is turned over within me"Sarah: This is pretty good stuff. Who wrote it? Yesh: My Father Sarah: You're kidding. Who did he … Continue reading Unfailing Love
John 19:26-27 states, "When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, 'Woman, behold your son!' Then He said to the disciple, 'Behold your mother!' And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home."Here we see Jesus: drenched in his own blood, … Continue reading Why Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
We are here today to celebrate the life of my grandfather, Joseph Mattes. It is an honor to be before you, sharing my heart about one of the most significant persons in my life. My grandfather knew how to take care of his family. He was a pillar of stability in my life. When times … Continue reading No Fear in Death
When Jesus cried out “my God my God why have you forsaken me” he was reacting to something he had never before experienced. He was experiencing separation from His Father. He was feeling the weight of sin and bearing sin’s consequence. You see, sin separates man from God. It causes walls to go up between … Continue reading Words from the Cross: A Good Friday Message