Jesus: Lord or Genie in a Bottle?

There is a continental divide when it comes to biblical discipleship. Just as the watershed ridge of the continental divide separates the drainage of all river ways either into the Pacific Ocean to the west of the or the Atlantic Ocean to the east so it is with biblical discipleship. How you understand this matter…

Zechariah’s Psalm

Can you imagine what it must have been like to have been at the Temple that day Zechariah came out dumbfounded by the divine encounter with the Angel Gabriel? He was speechless, but pregnant with a word from God for the people. He couldn’t talk but he couldn’t keep quiet. He had a message but…

Mary’s Psalm

It is often referred to as “The Magnificat” which is Latin for magnify. It is a reference to Mary’s immortal exaltation of God which she declared at her cousin Elizabeth’s house upon hearing Elizabeth’s spirit-filled celebration. As you recall from last Sunday, Elizabeth and her yet-to-be-born baby boy John are filled with the Holy Spirit…