Seeds of Change
Sep 13, 2010 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
In Mark 10:13-16 the disciples were keeping the children away from Jesus, much to His displeasure. He sternly told them, “Permit the children to come to Me . . . for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child ... [More]
Aug 09, 2010 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
John Calvin’s observation that “the Psalms are an anatomy of all the parts of the soul” gives a sense of permission to pray honestly. There is no emotion that is not brought to prayer in the Psalms, including those that we often consider as negative or even sinful such as anger, ... [More]
Jun 14, 2010 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
In this amazing Psalm David says, “One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek.” In summary, David has lost everything.
Calvin places this psalm’s setting in the midst of Absalom’s rebellion—the son usurping the father’s throne. As a result, ... [More]
May 10, 2010 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
Philippians 3: 7-11
Why would Paul divest himself of every earthly asset and then call them garbage? He gives one strong, but simple reason: the surpassing value of knowing Jesus Christ!
He knew that Jesus was either everything or He was nothing.
He knew, in the words of a psalm he had ... [More]
Apr 05, 2010 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
Martha was fuming about dinner; Mary was feasting on every word that came from the mouth of God (Deuteronomy 8:3; Luke 4:4). Martha was troubled by many things; Mary chose the one thing. Martha was distracted; Mary was focused. Martha responded to Jesus in the light of the ... [More]