Monthly Archives: August 2017

Pathways – Be An Encourager

Acts ch.11 – 13 marks the pivotal point of the church of Jesus Christ moving from Jerusalem to Antioch as the major center of world mission in the first century. As John Stott said, “It is not that the evangelization of the Jews must stop, but that the evangelization of the Gentiles must begin”. It…

Pathways – Responding to Good News with Bad Choice

Good news or good offer may not be always accepted. In 1829 George Wilson, in Pennsylvania, was sentenced to be hanged for robbery and murder by the court. For some reason President Andrew Jackson chose to pardon him and for unimaginable reason Wilson chose to reject the pardon! Chief Justice John Marshall gave the final…

Pathways – I’m looking at the man in the mirror

I have found the book of Jonah to be amazingly convicting. It’s a story that cuts close to home and has made me see myself as I am. Many scholars suggest that, that is the point of the book. It is a mirror image of God’s people, Israel, and of how they were relating (or…

Pathways – The God of second chances

Perhaps one of the most interesting references to Jonah in the New Testament is found in Matthew 16:17. Here we see Jesus call Peter “son of Jonah”. We aren’t certain what Jesus had in mind when he used this name, some scholars think it’s an abbreviated form of “John” the name of Peter’s biological father….