Christ's Glory, Not Mine

Devotions, advice, and book reviews from science fiction author Andrea J. Graham

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Our Rabbi: Confident, Savvy, and Assertive

26 They were not able to catch Him in what He said in public, and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.  (HCSB)Today’s full text: Luke 20:1-26 How did Jesus respond when the religious leaders of his day questioned his authority to do the work His father had sent him to do? For context, one of the […]

Need to Know the Time? Ask God.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:  a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, […]

Death, Taxes, and the Word of God

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35) Cynics tell us the only constants in this life are death and taxes. This world is ever changing and ever dying. People die, promises are broken and relationships betrayed unto death. The elements ravage, the thief steals, and the moth […]

A loving God and a fool’s hellish choice

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:17) The most famous passage in the bible, John 3:15-18,  tells us Christ was lifted up on the cross so all who believe in him would have eternal life, […]

To People Please or Not To . . .

“Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.” (Romans 15:2) Yikes! Whatever happened to you can’t please everyone? Okay, lay some context on me, please: We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please […]