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Bloody Obedience At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon…  Mark 15:33 NIV Three hours of darkness preceded Jesus’s last breath on the cross.  All of Israel lay in darkness…  It must have reminded many of what they had just remembered and recited on the night before as they celebrated […]

Suffering Obedience There is a connection between suffering and obedience that tends to make us uncomfortable with both.  As we enter Holy Week, it becomes impossible to separate the two—and we should eternally praise God for it! Speaking of Jesus, Hebrews 5:8 says, Although He was a son, He learned obedience through what He suffered.  […]

Ecclesiastical Obedience Ecclesiastical is a fancy Greek word for Church—specifically, in this case, for Church leaders. Below is an email that I sent to our General Conference Delegates, who will be gathering in Saint Louis next February to determine the future of the United Methodist Church—even if the United Methodists will remain part of God’s […]

Trust and Obey… When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, what a glory He sheds on our way!  While we do His good will, He abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey. Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, […]

Passover Obedience Tina’s excitement On Wednesday night was beautiful, amazing, and impossible for her to contain.  She is currently teaching grades K thru 8 on Wednesday nights—NOT because we have a shortage of teachers, but rather because she is preparing all the kids TOGETHER for the Churchwide Family Passover Seder we are having on Holy […]

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