Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 29, 2014


Luke 3:8 “I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.” This statement by John, before Jesus began His public ministry, is actually tied in with what Paul said, in Romans, Galatians, and elsewhere, … Continue reading

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December 28, 2014


John 1:16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. This is such a marvelous verse! I like the way the Japanese puts it: “grace on top of grace.” We are all so prone … Continue reading

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2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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December 27, 2014


John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. This is a very interesting verse for a number of reasons. The first is semantic. I’m no Greek scholar, but there seems to be equal … Continue reading

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December 26, 2014


Matthew 2:12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. Listening to God can keep you out of a lot of trouble. There’s plenty of trouble to … Continue reading

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December 25, 2014


Luke 2:22 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. It’s interesting how some traditions arise out of ignorance and … Continue reading

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December 24, 2014


Luke 2:9, 20 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, … Continue reading

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