Category: Biblical Insight

Can I really have self-control?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) I have had this verse memorized for decades, but two parts of this verse seem to have a megaphone on them lately. I can’t get them off my mind….[View Article]

She was the first to see the risen Lord

The women rose while it was still dark. Every gospel account shows women rising before dark to go to the tomb. When they arrived, Jesus had already risen from the dead. When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go to anoint him….[View Article]

Women of the Easter Story. They stayed.

In a society currently focused on women’s rights issues, it’s worth taking a look at the evidence that Jesus found women valuable. Throughout Scripture we see Him honor the marginalized in general, not just women. His birth was announced to shepherds watching their flocks by night. He dined with tax collectors and healed the sick…[View Article]

Jesus had us on His mind while on the cross.

Two of Christ’s twelve disciples really messed up during the events leading up to the crucifixion, Judas and Peter. Judas betrayed Jesus. Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, went to the leading priest to arrange to betray Jesus to them….So he began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus. (Mark 14:10-11) …Judas, one…[View Article]

Jesus went to the cross alone.

He was despised and rejected – a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised and we did not care. (Isaiah 53:3, NLT) I don’t know about you, but pondering Isaiah 53:3 this Lent season has increased my appreciation for my Savior,…[View Article]