While some people’s midlife crisis leads them to buy a motorcycle or start running marathons, my midlife crisis led me to stop chasing the fading glow of Sunday.
In Exodus 17, Moses raised his arms (and staff) up high while Joshua fought on the front lines. As long as Moses' arms were raised up, they had the advantage. Whenever he lowered his arms, the enemy gained ground. Likewise, people of faith today need to be raising our arms up in prayer for those … Continue reading Daily Spark: “Raise Up Arms” (Jeremy)
What if as long as we are lifting up these warriors in prayer, we are gaining ground and holding back the enemy; but whenever we drop our hands and cease praying, the virus gains more ground?
I'm so glad the shepherd's near Bethlehem didn't have smartphones or Netflix that first Christmas. Can you imagine the scene?
Here's a repost from 2010. -JB If you get cranky when rush-hour turns your drive home into a 40-minute commute, imagine being stuck on the Sinai Expressway for 40-years -- and on a bus filled with hundreds of other cranky passengers! Perhaps, "road rage" is not as new a phenomenon as we might think. When … Continue reading Gridlock on the Sinai Expressway
I'm reposting this series from 2009 when I was a youth pastor leading a trip to Colorado. Enjoy! -JB God said to Moses, "Go to the people. For the next two days get these people ready (i.e., “consecrate them”) to meet the Holy God. Have them scrub their clothes so that on the third day … Continue reading Mountain God 3: A Holy God (Exodus 19)