…in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses.2 CORINTHIANS 6:4 Every step isn’t easy. Sometimes you will have to grab your pants leg and put your foot forward. There won’t always be sunny days (2 Corinthians 6:4-10). On the days when the rain is pouring, keep your eyes of faith on the risen Christ … Continue reading Plodding Forward
It was a starry night, like most others, with one exception; there was a super bright star in the sky that was being used to lead some “wisemen” to the newborn King. There are many speculations as to what the Star could have been, from scientific anomalies to a miraculous display of God’s power, … Continue reading 3 Thoughts On The Star Of Bethlehem
By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing…I will bless you… GENESIS 22:16-17 God is seeking obedience out of complete trust. Trusting God’s heart leads to obedience of His will in my life. Much like Abraham, I must follow where He Leads even though I may not know where … Continue reading Trust and Obey
“And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.” Luke 4:1-2 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/luk.4.1-2.esv Jesus faces temptations. All humans do. The temptations … Continue reading A look at the temptations of Jesus
“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary.” Luke 1:26-27 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/luk.1.26-27.esv Reading through the Bible today and here are a few thoughts. … Continue reading Grappling With God’s Plan
If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24 This passage makes a few things clear upon deeper inspection. Conflict among … Continue reading Acceptable Offerings?
Paraphrase: “Just remember that whatever you’re doing, thinking or saying is reflecting on you and God; so live in a way that will glorify God and not detract from His glory. Jesus is worthy of glory so give thanks for being able to represent Him!” Principles: Sometimes it’s not something specific God wants me to … Continue reading Colossians 3:17
As we move closer into the cross this week, I’m reminded of how forgiveness is a deliberate choice. Jesus willingly forgave the people around Him and us for that matter even though they never asked for it and certainly didn’t deserve it. As we draw near to the cross let’s remember that the people who … Continue reading Jesus forgives
Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. Mark 16:12 Seeing Jesus will change the way you see everything else. Circumstances and people will never look the same once you see Jesus and begin to look through His eyes. Jesus has a certain way He … Continue reading Have You Seen Him?
“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"” … Continue reading The most important question