Connected: Bear Fruit

Connected: Bear Fruit

CONNECTED :: John 15 John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. This one verse gives us so much to ponder and meditate on: Jesus as the vine (we are… Continue Reading

Inextinguishable Light : April 4, 2021

Inextinguishable Light : April 4, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021 Matthew 28:5-6 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Looking for Jesus in a place he isn’t. Nope, (my… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit X

Light In The Pit X

Sunday, March 28, 2021 Genesis 50:20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Joseph had come to the place in his faith where he utterly believed in the goodness of God; the conviction… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit IX

Light In The Pit IX

Light in the pit: Genesis 48-49 Genesis 48:11 And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also.”  Has God ever gone above and beyond what you ever even expected? That is part of what Jacob is expressing to his son Joseph. For 20+… Continue Reading

March 7, 2021

March 7, 2021

Genesis 46 :: Light in the Pit Genesis 46:1 So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. Here we see what Jacob does in the midst of these life-changing events: his sons returning from Egypt twice with more than they had… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit VIII

Light In The Pit VIII

Genesis 45 :: Light in the Pit Genesis 45:4-5 So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit VII

Light In The Pit VII

Sunday, February 21, 2021 Genesis 44:32 For your servant became a pledge of safety for the boy to my father, saying, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall bear the blame before my father all my life.’  These are the words of Judah. He’s the brother of Joseph who:  was… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit VI

Light In The Pit VI

Sunday, February 14, 2021 Genesis 43:16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Bring the men into the house, and slaughter an animal and make ready, for the men are to dine with me at noon.” Joseph planned for the big reveal to include a meal.  Joseph could… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit V

Light In The Pit V

Sunday, February 7, 2021 Genesis 42:1 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other?”  We have all been there before: So stymied by a decision that we become frozen in our path So overwhelmed by the mountain before us that… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit IV

Light In The Pit IV

Genesis 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. It had been two full years since Joseph had interpreted the chief cupbearer’s dream and asked him to ‘remember him and mention him… Continue Reading