The Modern search for Spiritual Gifts: Romans 12:3-8

I don’t really write about too many things that happen on the day-to-day basis, but I wanted to share something that happened yesterday after our prayer meeting that totally made my day! The meeting ended up running late (10:20pm), and while I was complaining about my sleep schedule some guy knocked on the door. He introduced himself. Korbil…

To the churches of Galatia …

Amongst all the other letters, Paul’s letter to the Galatians really stuck out to me. I was planning on discussing this letter for small group but had a change of heart, so now I’m throwin’ it here! Paul is showing his concern to a people that are having trouble walking in the spirit, and he clearly…

Context First – Matthew 18:20

Last Friday at our Joint Fellowship night the person that opened us up in prayer said something that I found a bit distracting. I totally understand where he was coming from and what his intentions were, but I’m just naturally picky with biblical references. He used Matthew 18:20 as a verse of fellowship in numbers, thanking God…

Is Faith Enough? James 2:14-26

I want to start off this post with the statement that salvation cannot come solely from belief that Jesus Christ is  God. If you disagree with me I would encourage you to read through my arguments and why I would conclude this from the text, and if you think I’m wrong, definitely point me back to…

Shoulder Check

I’m going to do a normal blog post for once just to talk about how things are going and how my week has been. Almost 3 weeks into lent and it’s been a great experience for me, I guess the highlight has been that this is the first time I’ve actually found the bible ……

Exploring Biblical Prophesy pt. 2

The topic of this post is the purpose of prophesy! I’m going to dip my toe into visions and dreams by the end too, hopefully, and while I am specifically talking about prophesy I think many comments are applicable to the whole array of spiritual gifts. Yes, the one’s we all have at least one…

Saul Story: Acts 8-14

Acts is so packed that it’s hard to write about everything I want in my limited time, so I decided to focus on Saul/Paul through the mentioned chapters. I tried to put a shorter verses on here but I would definitely encourage a read-through as well 🙂 Side note: the verse I quoted in my cover photo…

Holy Spirit: Acts 2

I attended a pretty nice Coffeehouse a few years back that was titled “Acts2Night”, and ever since then I’ve always assumed Acts 2 is a passage about of fellowship, where people are unified under Christ. It’s true .. at a bit of a stretch. Yes, that message is emphasized in Acts 2:42 onwards, and yes, the Holy Spirit…

Not worth it … Matthew 27

Don’t have much time today but a couple things stuck out to me in today’s reading, Matthew 27. There are two very important figures in this passage. The first mentioned in Matthew 27:3-5 is Judas, one of the twelve disciples who betrayed Jesus for money. Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned,…

Mark 11:27-33

The Authority of Jesus Challenged. And yes, that’s a picture from my Baptism. YAY!!! You can’t see my eyes but it’s hard to find pictures where I’m smiling very genuinely to begin with 🙂 Speaking of baptism … Here’s a compilation of the passages in the gospels that introduce John the Baptist; Matthew 3, Mark 1:1-11, Luke…

Shoulder Check: John 15-16

Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. – John 16:23-24 It’s been a hectic week and I needed some time to…

“Wake up, sleeper, …”

… “rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” – Ephesians 5:14 A lot of these questions are tough to answer personally and truthfully, but I’ll try my best. Who is Jesus to you? First of all, Jesus separates Christianity from every other World religion! There is truely no other way to bridge that…