I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! Luke 12:49 Here's a random bit of personal trivia for you: I am the family fire starter. In younger years of camping, I would be the one to light the campfire. On our large lot, I am the one who … Continue reading On Fire
"Already you are clean..." https://brentwoodbaptist.com/did-our-lord-mix-his-metaphors/
In the midst of standardized testing, prom prep, and the barely-controlled chaos leading up to graduation, here's another devo I offered up to my church family: https://brentwoodbaptist.com/more-to-it-than-meets-the-eye/
Maundy Thursday thoughts…
Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe…
…So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!”
(John 19:1-2, 5)
This is an invitation open to all: “Behold, the Man!”
What a shocking sight, really. To think that the Most High God, Creator of all things, would actually appear this way to us; bloodied and battered rather than honored and exalted. For just a moment today, let’s imagine the scene.
Behold the Man. What is it we see?
To some, He appears to be nothing more than an utterly defeated man. To the chief priests on that day, he appeared to be a blasphemer worthy of a more brutal death than stoning. Pilate saw a man without guilt. Others…
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"In my Father's house, there are many rooms... " https://brentwoodbaptist.com/when-you-have-nowhere-to-turn/ https://brentwoodbaptist.com/when-you-have-nowhere-to-turn/
I've had a couple of extra writing assignments for my church family recently, so my next few posts will feature links to these. A girl only has so much time on her hands, ya know? May these thoughts from John 14:1 bless you and honor my God. Click here to read. https://brentwoodbaptist.com/for-the-steadfast-and-the-steady/
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.Matthew 26:41 A friend once told me he'd prayed for God to take away the pain during a season of severe abuse and it didn't work. The abuse - and the pain - continued. Other people … Continue reading Prayer – Does It Work?
For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.John 5:21 Our world fails to understand the gravity of sin. Then again, as The Book says, there is nothing new under the sun1. My Lord lived in the same world. The dates were different, … Continue reading A Matter of Life and Death
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.Genesis 1:27 I'm sitting at my desk, eighteen days into the year 2022 and near the end of my second quarantine, thinking about how absurd it is for humanity to discuss the idea of … Continue reading Alien
The good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.Origin Unknown I grew up hearing this phrase, always uttered by an older person and always in closing a discussion about upcoming events. It was a disclaimer of sorts acknowledging the element of uncertainty in any planning session. We'll see you on Saturday, the good Lord willing … Continue reading Rising Waters