What Have You Done?

Duane T. Loynes Sr.

Read: Genesis 4:1-16 And the Lord said, “What have you done?” (v. 10) When I was a kid, I orchestrated a clever plot to steal money. I was a member of the yearbook committee, and when I would return the cash box holding the day’s sales, I would reach in and take a few bills. Initially, the euphoria of my successful scheme drowned out the voice of my conscience. However, over time, I felt a sense of dread about what …

Do You Want to Be Made Well?

Duane T. Loynes Sr.

Read: John 5:1-17 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” (v. 6) Some of the most miserable experiences of my life have been when I’ve had the flu. Words cannot adequately describe the feeling: you are tired but can’t sleep, hungry but can’t eat, in pain but can’t find relief. Nevertheless, these have also been times when I have been …

What Do You Already Have?

Duane T. Loynes Sr.

Read: Exodus 4:1-13 The Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” (v. 2) One of the common strategies of great teachers is to pose provocative questions to their students. Often, teachers know the answers already, but the purpose is to get students to reflect as they pursue truth. In Scripture, God—our great and omniscient teacher—poses questions to us that are meant to deepen our faith. In Exodus 3, God comes to Moses with a mission. Moses will …