Is the Lord Shepherding You?

One of the most famous lines in the whole world is "The LORD is my shepherd," found in Psalm 23:1 in the Old Testament's Psalter. Five words in the English language, two in the Hebrew, the simple statement has captivated and encouraged the souls of millions for ages. Tucked generally…

The Dividing Line

According to Mark 3:20-21, Jesus' family was desperate to find Jesus with the hopes of getting him to temper his efforts; it might appear that his popularity was beginning to take a toll on them. "He's crazy," was their conclusion. Verse 31 picks this theme back up, with Mary and her sons,…

Benghazi and Power

Benghazi, the IRS, the Associated Press, and so much more! This flood of scandalous news draws my attention backward to a post I put forward in 2010. That post was specific to the mid-term elections, but there are some points of biblical wisdom that are timely right now. Perhaps you…

Unpardonable Sin

The writer Mark records the situation as follows: And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast…

Five Benefits of Powerful Story

Bethel Church's @Home Ministry seeks to empower families to thrive, and just as we have enjoyed important resource seasons in the past year or so, so we now begin another called "Movies@Home" (stop by Bethel Church's @Home Center for great resources about movies as well as tons of other helpful…

The Twelve

Pay careful attention to the story of Jesus' formal affirmation of the twelve disciples who would follow after him, as recorded by Mark in the historical account bearing his name: And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him.…