Ephesians 5:8-14: From Shadowed Unbelief into the Clarity of Truth

“What is truth?” someone scorned Jesus hours before His crucifixion. Our Lord recognized the Roman Governor came to “bear witness to the truth,” but further taught, “everyone who is of […]

Light Shining in the Darkness

God’s first creation is light. God spoke and light, at once, shone into the black empty void (Genesis 1:2). After, He separated the light from the darkness, marking days and […]

The Parables of Jesus: Lesson 11: The Parable of the Lamp

Intro Earlier, in both Mark 4 and Luke 8, Jesus told The Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:9, Luke 8:5-8) and then explained it (Mark 4:10-20, Luke 8:9-15).  He did […]

Psalm 27: The Lord is My Light and My Salvation

Christmas Day is past.  The multi-colored lights are coming down, and dried-up trees now find themselves in the trash heap.  Is the season of Christmas so soon dimmed?  The grand […]

Isaiah 60:1-6: Shined On By Christ

Have you ever looked out the window and marveled on one of those winter nights when a full moon lights up the entire sky?  But no matter how brightly that […]

Matthew 5:13-20: You are Light; You are Salt

Picture a world shrouded in the deepest of darkness and gloom, stifling everyone and everything.  But this darkness is not physical, it’s spiritual.  You see this world in your mind’s […]

1st John, Lesson 1

Introductions Author: The earliest Church traditions we have about the authorship of 1st John is that the Apostle John, the son of Zebedee, is the author.  Even more, 1st John […]


Intro Epiphany is God showing us His Son, Jesus–not just for the Jews–but as the Savior of the whole world.  And so Epiphany becomes the Gentiles’ Christmas.  Epiphany is God […]