Bible Study/Devotional

Matthew’s Gospel: Obedience

We are told only that he came to Jesus as a turning point in his life. “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”

Give Your Life For Love

Episode 121 – It’s exhibited love that overcomes the world. Faith that is unseen is no faith at all. But a faith that is seen overcomes the world. Faith, the way we get to see God, is rooted in unconditional obedience.

Intimacy

In the physical, it is a common thing for people who have received an organ from another person to have memories from that person’s life. When we partake of our Father’s blood in the blood of Jesus, I believe we are also given access to His memories, His thoughts toward us, the plans He made for us from before the foundation of the world.

Why Should We Become Love?

Episode 120 – Becoming love. It’s a great idea. We’ve done our best to unpack the what and how but such concepts can be really hard to grasp. We’ve address some of the why, but really why? Why should we become love?

Matthews Gospel: Building

To follow Christ and live in relationship with Him is not to live a life without storms. Storms come to everyone. Rains descend on everyone. Winds beat against and flood waters rise on everyone. The difference is in the foundation.

Lenten Meditation: Eulogize Your Living Loved One

We busily go through our lives, often thinking many kind thoughts and feeling loving, appreciative sentiments for our loved ones, but not stopping to put words and voice to them…nourishing the soul of ones we love.

Matthew’s Gospel: Fruit

”All of life is a stage.”
 So said Shakespeare and it is true. People present themselves to the world as if they occupied a permanent proscenium. For so many this is empty theatrics, a carefully choreographed illusion with no substance beyond self, no message except ”me” and no content but conceit.

Matthew’s Gospel: Golden

Gold, the precious metal that can make fortunes or destroy lives, is also a metaphor for “priceless.” When we esteem something of the highest value, we call it “golden.” Strangely enough, a paraphrase of the words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount has been dubbed, ”The Golden Rule.” We often quote it this […]

Matthew’s Gospel: Seeking

We come into the world seeking. It never lets up as long as we live.
The objects of our search change from age to age, but the seeking goes on. Perhaps when our feet rest on streets of gold in the great beyond, our search will finally be over, but perhaps not. Might we spend eternity […]

Matthew’s Gospel: Judgment

Jesus warns us against being a judgmental person, one who has a critical spirit. The critical spirit is rooted in shame, in deep feelings of personal inadequacy.  We all know someone like this.

God Wants to Be Pursued!

From the moment He created Adam, down through the centuries to this very moment, God pursues an intimate relationship with us—more specifically, you and me.

Matthew’s Gospel: Worry

We should never be caught wasting our energy. Worry is a power drain that diverts our human and spiritual resources.

Matthew’s Gospel: Fulfill

Each of us is on the earth to worship God. To walk with Jesus on the Path of Life is to live the worship-filled life.

Jesus’ Words from the Cross: a Word of Salvation

We all go our own way — wandering off and needing God’s rescue.  And we’re all faced with a choice (as these two criminals were), God’s salvation or our own.  Yes, even as believers, “saved ones.”

Matthew’s Gospel: Treasures

Treasures like these are carefully kept, hidden away, locked up, meticulously filed so we can retrieve them at a moment’s notice, hold them close, and consider their value.

Matthew’s Gospel: Enemies

Jesus had a way of turning every issue on its head; this one is no exception. In this part of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives the most counter-intuitive advice.

Faith Over Fear

Do not allow yourself to get entangled in the “what if” scenarios of your life.