Common Good Spirituality by Christopher Mack

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-12 Common Good Spirituality I entered into the Christian faith at age thirteen. My parents joked that becoming a devout Christian was my form of “teenage rebellion.” They attended church sparingly. I jumped into my new faith with all the zeal and enthusiasm you might expect from an adolescent. My closet filled […]

BaptistWay Lesson 12, April 8, 2018 by Vicki Hollon

BaptistWay Lesson 12, April 8, 2018 Luke 23, “Tried and Crucified” Friends, Below the Grants have contributed some excellent material on the significance of the CROSS that I can imagine you would find helpful for this Sunday’s lesson.   I also agree with them that authors of the Guides provide plenty of detail on the crucifixion.  […]


This past April 16, was Easter Sunday, a true celebration of the eternal Gift. We live with the Holy Spirit in us, those words are a true understatement to the power of God in this time. Thinking about the story of the Gospel I took a longer look at Matthew chapter 26. I am reminded […]

When Did You See Jesus?

I talk with many people who in some way or another want to see Jesus in their lives. Maybe they ll stuck in a dead-end career. Perhaps, they believe deeply in the untapped potential of their loved ones or of themselves. ey read the awe-inspiring stories of scripture and long to experience Jesus step out […]

High Point of History!

“God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah” -Acts. 2:36 Lord and Messiah. These are the kinds of terms that made me hesitant to attend a Sunday School class when I was a middle school student curious about connecting with God. These terms have an aura of loftiness, holiness, and of […]

Revolutionary Advent

Advent is Latin for “the coming.” It can be traced back to the Romans, who spoke of the Advent of Rome and the Advent of Caesar. The Romans believed all of human history had been building to the climax of the Roman Empire. The Pax Romana, the peace of Rome, was the hope and salvation […]

Jesus Is My Portion

Will you do something for me? Wherever you are, fill a cup with water. Then hold it in your palm for 30 seconds. How does it feel? Probably not very heavy. Now try holding that same cup for 1 hour. I am certain that you probably will not do that. I understand. Neither would I. […]

Jesus’ Power

What pops into your mind when you hear “the power of God”? I immediately imagine some epic display of supernatural devastation emanating from the heavens. It’s likely filmed by Cecil B. Demille in glorious technicolor or, for 21st century film goers, it would probably be filmed by James Cameron in IMAX 3D. When I think […]

Making Ourselves At Home In Jesus and His Words

When I lived in Waco, TX I moved a lot. Nine places in nine years. Some of those were places for a semester or for a summer. Others were for a year or more at a time. But anyway you slice it I was a nomad. Sometimes I wouldn’t even unpack many of my boxes, […]