Tag Archives: identity

What’s in a Name?


These are the twelve he appointed: Simon, (to whom he gave the name Peter). . . Mark 3:16 Author and Pastor Bruce Larson tells about the time when his boy was six years of age. His son began sucking his thumb compulsively. Nothing the parents did made him quit. Finally, in sheer desperation, they gave him […]

Erasing our Preconceived Notions of The Teacher

Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! Isn’t this the […]

Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ.” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. Mark 8:29-30 It’s the most important question you will ever answer: “Who do you say Jesus is?” For nearly three years, Jesus had laid the foundation for […]

A Process in Coming to Christ

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say that I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” Mark 8:27-28 We are now at the turning point in Jesus’ ministry. More […]

Will Jesus Fail You?

They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, elders and teachers of the law came together. Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire. Mark 14:53-54 When Jesus met peter for the first […]

A Psalm of Intimacy

For the first 12-and-a-half years of marriage, our pet dog was a white poodle named Boomer. A few months after his death, Sunshine came into our lives for the next 15 years—a beautiful apricot poodle. We put Boomer’s nametag on Sunshine’s collar, and Sunshine never knew the difference. The dog does not have a capacity […]