Do you ever read Scripture and have more questions than answers? Sometimes, ideally, the answers you seek are found in other parts of Scripture. Other times, if you’re lucky, a Biblical scholar may have spent months going through dusty old tomes of historical and cultural documents and written about what he’s/she’s learned. Then there are… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests
Have you ever wondered what your epitaph would be? I’m not being morbid. I’m honestly curious. Up until a few months ago, I didn’t give it much thought either. What changed? One of my heroes crossed the finish line into Heaven. Okay, so that you know, I have not become preoccupied with death. I’ve become… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:18-19: Epitaphs, Legacy, and Joseph
Sometimes the Bible is hard to read—I don’t mean difficult, I mean boring. Some sections are just not as exciting as others. To be honest, some passages used to make me groan every time I came to them. Logically, I knew God included those sections for a reason, but I was hard-pressed to figure out… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:1-17: Geneaologies, Our Heritage, and Women
Matthew was from the tribe of Levi, the tribe of priests. But he didn’t serve the Jews as a God-fearing priest; he stole for them as a self-serving tax collector. Then one day Jesus walked to his desk and said, “Follow me and be my disciple.” So Matthew got up and followed him. (Mt. 9:9).… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Who Was Matthew and Why Did He Write?
Not so long ago I gave you a challenge. Do you remember what it was? Let me give you a hint: 15 Minutes. I challenged you to nourish your soul before you nourished your body. I challenged you to read your Bible for 15 minutes every morning for a month. (read more about the challenge here)… Continue reading My 15 Minutes