“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 Jesus faced were not unlike our own. Turning rocks to … Continue reading A look at the temptations of Jesus
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 people will arise. Not all conflict is something we may … 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 do but just doing the ordinary unto to Him. Don’t … 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 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
“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25 Looking at this verse there are three things that stand out immediately. 1) Jesus can save to the uttermost. Many followers of Jesus believe He can save but do we believe He can save to the “uttermost”? What does that … Continue reading Making Intercession