Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

Romans 5:3-5 (Context Romans 5:1-11) Have you ever tried putting together a toy or piece of furniture without closely reading the directions? If you are like me, the final product is bound to be wobbly and have some flaws. Paul encourages the church in Rome that a...
Mind the Gap!

Mind the Gap!

Acts 17:21 (Context Acts 17:16-34) London’s mass transit system is among the best in the world! The Tube, their subway system, is generally clean, safe, and impeccably on-time. We had the opportunity to experience it while vacationing in the United Kingdom a few years...
Here’s Your Change…

Here’s Your Change…

Acts 7:58 (Context Acts Ch 7, 9:1-19, 26:12-23) Television watching is not normally a big part of our lives, but recently my wife and I got hooked on a PBS series called “Poldark.” Spoiler alert for those who have not watched the second season. Francis and Ross are...
Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

Acts 4:13 (Context Acts 3:1 – 4:23) I heard a story about two neighbors chatting outside during a yardwork break. The first guy, we’ll call him Joe – Joe was clean-cut and average looking. His conversation buddy? His name is Mac. Mac was new to their block. He...