JAMES

James, the brother of Jesus, confronts deceitfulness directly.  Perhaps it was because for years, he had personally been so deceived about Who the Messiah is. Our human nature is quick to speak and slow to listen. The brothers of Joseph all resented the attention that Joseph received from their father, and James literally opposed to…

JOHN

Just imagine what walking alongside Jesus must have been like! To be chosen was thrilling, but at the same time overwhelming.  For three years a select band of twelve men listened to their Teacher speak about concepts they were unable to fully understand.  They must have been shocked, stunned, and amazed as they watched Jesus…

LUKE

For generations there was a great expectancy about the coming Messiah. The immense anticipation was that the King of Kings would come on a stallion with purple robes fit for royalty. The imaginations of the people over what the Messiah would look like, and behave like, just simply did not match what God delivered. The…

Malachi

When the word of the Lord came to Malachi, the Lord was affirming His love for His people. Think how you would feel if after proclaiming your love for your child, or your family and they curtly ask you; “how have you loved me?”  God reminds us in this book that “A son honors his…

Hosea

What kind of love is this? Hosea lived in the time of splendor under Jeroboam’s brilliant rule and he obeyed God and married Gomer, a woman of the streets. Three hundred years had already passed since God promised king David an everlasting kingdom. By opening the pages of Hosea, we enter into what is known…