Month: March 2017

He Came Again In The Spirit

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. John 17:22 God came to earth the first time ‘in Christ’. He came to earth the second time ‘in the Spirit’. The first time, glory was … Continue reading He Came Again In The Spirit

Famous Last Words

Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.  John 17:17 Jesus' prayer, just hours before His arrest, are like famous last words.  This is what was on His heart as He prayed for His disciples.  He loved His Father, loved the truth, and wanted … Continue reading Famous Last Words

The Best Teacher Ever

And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” Matt. 13:52 A scribe was more than just someone … Continue reading The Best Teacher Ever

Striking the Vulnerable

The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’ ” Luke 4:3-4 Satan comes at us when we’re compromised emotionally, spiritually, or physically; … Continue reading Striking the Vulnerable

The Empty Bird Cage

There once was a man named George Thomas, a pastor in a small Texas town.  One Sunday morning he came to the Church building carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit.  Eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, … Continue reading The Empty Bird Cage

“Really? What Did He Say?”

"So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:11 I’ve talked with a handful … Continue reading “Really? What Did He Say?”

Staying In Touch With My Own Fate

I forgave you all that debt because you appealed to me. Shouldn’t you also have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ His master was furious and handed him over to the guard responsible for punishing prisoners, until he had … Continue reading Staying In Touch With My Own Fate

Ones Who Feel Worthless

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it … Continue reading Ones Who Feel Worthless

The Freedom Of Pouring Out One’s Soul

While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death.  Hebrews 5:7 How many people exist with whom you can speak freely – without a filter? With whom can you … Continue reading The Freedom Of Pouring Out One’s Soul

Why Is It So Hard To Just Say It?

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets. “But what about you?” … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard To Just Say It?