Heavenly Maitre d’

Amos 4:6, 8, 9, 10, 11 “’Yet you have not returned to me,’ declares the Lord” (NIV). Observation: In each of these five verses God testified of Israel’s sin and established justification for coming judgment. He recounted things He had done to show His...

Christian Hedonism

1 John 1:3-4 “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete” (NIV). Observation: John the apostle...

Measuring Stick

1 Peter 1:7 “These have come so that your faith…of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire…may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed” (NIV). Observation: Peter is...

Wrong Questions

Ephesians 5:8 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.” Observation: Paul has just encouraged the Ephesians to “be imitators of God…as dearly loved children…” (Verse 5:1) We are told to be a “fragrant...

Laundromat Attendant

John 20:6 “Then Simon Peter . . . arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen laying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen” (NIV). Observation: Mary...