Roughly around 2000 years ago in the region of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus was walking with his disciples and turning to them, he asked them this question, “who do you say that I am?” Fast forward to 2018 in the Wenatchee Valley, that question is still being asked today. Who is Jesus? How you answer that question determines whether or not you are a Christian—a follower of Jesus Christ. There are many ideas concerning who Jesus is. Some say he is a prophet, one of many who spoke
The movie “Case for Christ” was released a couple weeks ago. It is about an atheist who sought to find evidence for Christ, and then eventually becomes a Christian. It is a rather compelling story, that a once hardened skeptic turns true-believer by searching for Jesus but truthfully, I am not surprised that it happened that way. Jesus’ words were clear that if you seek, you will find, (Matt. 7:7) so when I hear of a conversion story like that, I ask “what did you expect was
In just a matter of days, Christians all across the world are going to be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus--That glorious and momentous event of a rolled away stone, an empty tomb, and a conquering Savior defeating humanity’s greatest adversary, Death. Although many would try to cast doubt on whether or not the Resurrection ever took place, the historical fact is Christ has really risen, and he has risen indeed. To the believer, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is everyt
Rummaging through my stack of papers and books that cover my desk, I found a small folded piece of paper with a large red question mark with the title “The Big Question”. What is the big question you ask? It is this: If you were to die today, where would you go? Is there life after death? People have been speculating this for eons. Every civilization has come up with their own answers to the mystery of what happens after someone dies. Do people go to Valhalla, Nirvana, Heave
In the Scriptures there is one poignant question that has been jumping out at me lately and it is found in James 4:14 where it says “What is your life?” It seems rather a difficult question to answer due to its scope. Added to the complexity, is this question is deeply personal and the answer would vary from person to person depending on their background, present situation and circumstance. But really, have you considered lately what is your life? I suppose the reason why t
There are few verses in the Bible which everyone (believer and unbeliever alike) knows, one in particular is Matthew 7:1 "Thou shall not judge lest ye be judged."
I have always found it rather interesting that when people often quote this verse it is always according to the King James translation of the Scriptures which shows how the Elizabethan English just rolls off the tongue and has certain potency to be remembered, anyway I digress.
Matthew 7:1 is often thrown out th
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas and as the 25th rapidly approaches the anticipation of the joyous celebration grows.
But what is there to celebrate? Are colorful packages underneath a nicely decorated tree or even the jolly old elf, Saint Nick worthy enough to stir within people a feeling of celebration?
Consider me a Scrooge, but I find all the lights, decorations and even Santa Claus himself rather boring this time of year. I will also add that if your Ch
How many of us have tossed and turned in our beds, trying to go to sleep, and yet sleep would not come because we are anxious about a particular situation that was happening? It is apparent that as the days go on, that more and more people are struggling with worry. Whether it is finances, health or even family, it seems that there is always something to worry about. Even the absolute zaniness of the upcoming presidential election, has caused many people to fret. I have a Bib
Out of all the most difficult things to do in life, offering forgiveness has to be one that is high on the list. Forgiveness is difficult to give, because in some respect it appears to go against our own sense of personal justice, our rights and our perceived ideas concerning fairness. To make matters more complicated, offering forgiveness seems to give the one who committed the offense, a pass as if to dismiss the hurt they caused and gives them license to do it again. We ha