Monthly Archives: February 2014

Matthew 17:1-9

Matthew 17:1-9 When the heavenly voice stops speaking and the bright cloud vanishes, the disciples lie stunned, face down in terror. So what does Jesus do? He speaks, “Get up and do not be afraid.” We should be careful not to miss what happens first:… Continue reading

Great Expectation

Great Expectation · Kerry Shook · “… Now we live with great expectation.” 1 Peter 1:3d (NLT) Expectations are a driving force in life. We generally get out of life what we are expecting. Jesus said, “According to your faith, will it be done to… Continue reading

Matthew 17:1-9

Matthew 17:1-9 Here we see Moses and Elijah—two all-stars of faith, two giants in Israel’s story—and they’re talking with Jesus. How exciting for the disciples who followed Jesus up the mountain! They already believed Jesus was worth following—but great enough to merit this ultimate summit… Continue reading

Finishing Well

Finishing Well · Kerry Shook · “… But what will you do when the end comes?” Jeremiah 5:31d (NLT) Here’s part of a verse that jumped off the pages of Jeremiah and caused a sobering pause to my reading. Jeremiah was speaking to the people… Continue reading

2 Peter 1:16-21

2 Peter 1:16-21 On a candle-lamp tour of a deep cave, our guide invited us to experience absolute darkness. We extinguished our candles and felt a dark so complete it pressed in on your face. After a minute, the guide said, “I’ll get out my… Continue reading

Psalm 2

Psalm 2 As we follow the news, it’s easy to feel that the future is in the hands of those who will stop at nothing to increase their power. It can seem the world belongs to those who are focused entirely on what serves “me… Continue reading


Redemption · by Shook · “… forgetting the past.” Phil. 3:13 (NLT) It seems to be human nature, reinforced by Satan’s strategy no doubt, that we often find it difficult to let go of the past, especially our failures. One of the schemes of the… Continue reading

Exodus 24:12-18

Exodus 24:12-18 In this passage, God calls Moses to the mountain. This is an incredible invitation to meet God and then bring back commandments that will shape a band of runaway slaves into a people. Lucky Moses! But then he spends six long days waiting… Continue reading

The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Has Ended

The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Has Ended The day you gave us, Lord, has ended; the darkness falls at your behest. To you our morning hymns ascended; your praise shall hallow now our rest. We thank you that your church, unsleeping while earth rolls… Continue reading

True Wealth

True Wealth · Kerry Shook · “… having nothing, yet possessing everything.” 2 Corinthians 6:10 (ESV) People who live with eternity in their hearts get this – “…having nothing, yet possessing everything.” I was struck with this description of the life of one of the… Continue reading