Posts with the tag “relationship”
The Mission Next Door
April 15th, 2021
If people outside of the church, “the crowds”, were asked today, of those who actually had even heard of Jesus, the answers would probably be, “a good man”, “an ethical teacher”, “a social activist”, ...
March 15th, 2021
I don’t remember when I first realized what this verse was actually revealing. Peter, James, and John, which Luke tells us in verse 10, are partners in a fishing business, decide to walk away from th...
God Knows Best
March 14th, 2021
I think I read this text a little differently than most. In speech, it really is what word you emphasize in a sentence that brings the meaning to the sentence. That is why it is so hard to communica...
Hunger for the Word
March 13th, 2021
One thing I find interesting about this text is that it does not appear to be the “star” power of Jesus that is drawing the crowds that day. Remember, this is very early in Jesus’ ministry and he has...
Looking for Jesus
March 11th, 2021
So, I guess I love this verse (out of context) because it shows the passion that this group of people had for Jesus. When they saw he was not in their presence, they hunted for him. When they found ...
March 5th, 2021
There is a danger in focusing only on the physical things of life. If we get too focused on the things, we may lose sight of our relationship with God. Yes, it is important to make sure you have eno...
February 21st, 2021
if we say we have no sin, then we have no reason to seek forgiveness and the reconciliation with God that comes in our forgiveness. And, if like me, you believe that our entire purpose in life is to ...
Looking God in the Eye
February 20th, 2021
I think this text from John really simplifies it for me. He seems to be saying, anything we do (or do not do) that keeps us from fellowship with God is a sin. I don’t have to get caught up in trying...
Don't Leave it up to Chance
January 9th, 2021
We must be intentional about our devotion to God. Peter writes that “Satan is roaming around like a roaring lion.” (1 Peter 5:8). If we are not intentional, if we do not make pleasing God our “aim”,...
January 8th, 2021
The Judgement Seat of Christ for a Christian should not be anything to fear, it should be something to which the Christian strives. It is the prize at the end of the race. ...
Realizing Your Purpose
December 7th, 2020
If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then Jesus has appeared to you. The purpose Jesus now gives to you is to testify to the amazing love of God that makes all things whole. ...
December 4th, 2020
Remember the unrestricted, freely given love of God that swept you off your feet and live in that love. Because God always remembers how much he loves you....
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