Month: January 2017

Jesus Changes The Subject

Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above."  John 3:3 Nicodemus came for a private teaching instruction from Jesus.  Instead of getting what he anticipated, Jesus changed the topic entirely.  I can imagine … Continue reading Jesus Changes The Subject

Heart Overflowing

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 I contend that every person hungers after righteousness. Who doesn’t want things to be fair? Who doesn’t want a childhood where they are cherished and affirmed? Who doesn’t want … Continue reading Heart Overflowing

Familiarity Should Not Presume

But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, and Elijah was sent to none of them … Continue reading Familiarity Should Not Presume

The Difficulties of Ministry At Home

Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’” “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in … Continue reading The Difficulties of Ministry At Home

What Did It Feel Like?

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the … Continue reading What Did It Feel Like?

Careful! Satan Quotes Scripture!

And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’ … Continue reading Careful! Satan Quotes Scripture!

Power and Powerlessness

And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give … Continue reading Power and Powerlessness

The Moment Between Offense and Sin

Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Hebrews 5:8 I wonder if I’ve been realistic when I’ve thought about Jesus’ perfection. I’ve always viewed Jesus as an adult in ministry. He was One who certainly had instant access to righteous … Continue reading The Moment Between Offense and Sin

A Year With Jesus

 Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.  John 21:25 There is so much more to be learned about Jesus.  … Continue reading A Year With Jesus