Sign of the Fish

1 John 4:14-15 (ESV) 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for […]

Angels and Snow

Matthew 28:1-7 (ESV) Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back […]

The Peacock

1 Kings 10:22 (ESV) 22 For the king had a fleet of ships of Tarshish at sea with the fleet of Hiram.  Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. Notes Yes, peacocks are mentioned in the Bible.  The context […]

True Vine

John 15:1 (ESV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.” Notes We abide in Christ. We do this by reading the Word, studying the Word, and listening to the preaching of the Word. We pray and reflect on the Word, practicing it and applying it to […]

Triquetra and the Trinity

Luke 3:21-22 (ESV) 21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; […]

Malchus Right Ear – Love your Enemies

Malchus’ right ear It is late at night.  A great crowd with lanterns, swords, and clubs seeks out Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, where he had been praying.  The mob seized Jesus.  Peter, the impulsive and brave, drew his sword and cut off the right ear of Malchus.  Malchus […]

I stand at the door and knock

Revelation 3:20 (ESV) 20 [Christ’s revelation]  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. The Christian Mandala™ shown, Jesus Knocks, depicts Revelation 3:20.  Despite its surreal nature, […]

Your Word is Light

Psalm 119:105 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Notes We are made righteous by the work of Christ. Because of him, we are cleansed from sin. We are a clean place suitable for the very presence of the Holy Spirit. Scripture […]