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 have hurt us not only need Jesus’ forgiveness but ours … 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 looks at everything in our lives: how will it bring … 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?”” Matthew 16:13-15 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/mat.16.13-15.esv There are a lot of things … Continue reading The most important question
“Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.” John 12:20-22 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/jhn.12.20-22.esv As we live it is important to remember that the focus isn’t on ourselves; it’s … Continue reading Links
And the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, Genesis 18:17 What would it be like to be so close to God to just be doing His will? How often do we come to God wondering what His Will is to us? Yet in this passage we can see that God isn’t trying to hide anything from Abraham. How awesome it is to … Continue reading Being God’s Friend
“So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.” 2 Corinthians 5:9 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/2co.5.9.esv A simple glance back can cost a runner the race. A distraction by a cell phone can cause a driver to wreck and possibly cost lives. We all know the importance of staying focused. Yet when it comes to remaining as focused on the … Continue reading The Main Thing
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/2co.5.10.esv The fact that each of us will have to stand and give an account to God for our lives is a sobering reality. Knowing that every little detail … Continue reading Judgment Calls