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DayBreaks for 4/23/14 - The Offensive Jesus

DayBreaks for 4/23/14 – The Offensive Jesus

Matthew 13:55-57 (KJV) – Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 662 more words

Christian Illustrations

The Rich Man and Lazarus - (Luke 16)

Jesus begins the story of the rich man and Lazarus in verse 19. For the record, Lazarus was a fairly common name, and it is mere coincidence that he has the same name as the brother of Martha and Mary, who Jesus raised from the dead in… 793 more words


Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:5-13

I have probably read or heard this passage a billion times, so it’s always exciting when God gives me a new way of looking at a passage. 721 more words


Chapters and Verses

The Old Testament has 39 books with 929 chapters and 23,145 verses while the New Testament has 27 books with 260 chapters and 7,957 verses. All in all, the Bible has 66 books with 1,189 chapters and 31,102 verses in it.

Biblical Facts

Lent Challenge: Complete

During Lent – the 40 days (technically 46 days including Sundays) leading up to Easter – my home church in D.C., National Community Church, challenged us to read the entire new testament. 2,803 more words


Garden Variety Courage (part 1)

For as long as I can remember, I have been a fan of vegetable gardening. I know that may seem strange, but it’s true. When I was a little kid I can remember riding on the tractor with my grandpa as he plowed the garden plot to get it ready for the summer growing season. 1,262 more words


A ReMARKable Story

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. “A ReMARKable Story” (Mark 16:1-8). Apologies for the buzzing at the beginning (it goes away after about a minute).

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