” He Woke Up “

Then Joseph woke up. He did exactly what God’s angel commanded in the dream: He married Mary. But he did not consummate the marriage until she had the baby. He named the baby Jesus. (Matthew 1:24, 25 MSG) Joseph woke up ! He had heard from God ( through a messenger...

Chaos or “The Plan” – Matthew 1 – Common Man Commentary

Is there ever a time that change does not feel like chaos?  I don’t think so. Matthew … a hated tax collector /  traitor turned Christ follower is writing his version of the story of Jesus starting with a family history. Matthew chapter 1: Lots of normal...

Was Jesus a leader ? — Part 1

I’ve heard it said that a sign of leadership is “you have followers” or something close to that. So in that regard,  Jesus is a leader but so is Miley Cryus and the late Osama Bin laden. So I guess there are a lot of leaders, maybe everyone is a...

Clean House – Common Man Commentary

  “Clean House ” 1 Peter 2:1-3 When I was a child, my mother had a practice on Saturday mornings of opening up the house.. doors and windows and “air it out “.  This was a terrible way to wake up in January.  She was a cleaner. I awoke early to...

Drift

Hebrews 2:1-4  ” It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off. ”  The message bible.. Paul knew what God knows about us. We tend to drift. It’s seems to be an inherent weakness and often...
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