“That Less Famous Verse” ( John 3:17, WYC ) by Carley Evans


Not for judgment — God the Father does not send Jesus His Son into the world for judgment purposes. In fact, that’s completely unnecessary for the world stands condemned already; judgment has been conferred; we are all doomed. I am convinced if we start with this undeniable truth — that Jesus is a Savior and…

“Swift To Hear” ( James 1:19, WYC ) by Carley Evans


Here James offers one of those tidbits of wisdom that might define my life if I would but follow it diligently — “Know ye, my brethren most loved, be each man swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to wrath;” Listening is key — Open my ears and shut my mouth, and attend…

“Into Good” ( Romans 15: 2, WYC ) by Carley Evans


Paul and Jesus speak often of brothers, but also of neighbours. Brothers, I presume, are fellow believers. Neighbours may or may not be Christians. Yet, Paul writes to the church at Rome: “Each of us please to his neighbour in good [into good], to edification.” So we are to please our neighbours — whether or…

“Called Into Liberty Only” ( Galatians 5: 13, WYC ) by Carley Evans


One of my all-time favorite movie titles is “LOST IN TRANSLATION” written and directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Bill Murray and Scarlet Johannson. This title — and the film — say so much about communicating meaning from one language to another. Take Paul’s statement here in his letter to the Galatians: “[Forsooth, brethren, ye…

“Be United” ( 1 Corinthians 1:10, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


Paul writes to the church at Corinth – and to us: “Now I urge you, brothers, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction.” Obviously Paul…