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
“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
"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 … Continue reading Making Intercession
“since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."” 1 Peter 1:16 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/1pe.1.16.esv God doesn’t just show us something to show us. He expects us to engage and pursue. The standard for all of us is His holiness. Becoming holy as He is holy doesn’t happen by our efforts but by … Continue reading Becoming Holy
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 What we see reveals what we are inside. To the pure all things are pure and it is the pure in heart who are promised to see God. Maybe we don’t see God active around us because we are not acting purely … Continue reading Pure In Heart?
“Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” John 12:3 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/jhn.12.3.esv Mary did an act of love and the scent of it filled the room. It was … Continue reading What’s in your wake?
“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 … 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 … Continue reading Being God’s Friend