If Jesus sat down with us for some one-on-one time, what would we ask Him? More importantly, how would we respond to His questions? Knowing He is omniscient God, the Living Word of God [John 1:1-3] who knows the “thoughts and intents of the heart” [Hebrews 4:12], compels us to answer honestly and fully. No […]
The human tendency is to judge, slander, and gossip about the “sinful one.”
We tip-toe around truth and honesty for fear of offending someone’s preferential sensitivities.
Instead of seeking our comfort zones and relying on lifelong excuses, may we pray, “Lord, help my unbelief!”
Do not shrink back from the Jesus Story. It is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe.
For all time, the test of our love for Jesus is our love for and care for His church—His sheep.
As they pulled for land, a figure waved to them from the beach. At that distance, they did not recognize the Lord.
Thomas fell at Jesus’ feet, clinging to Him in worship. “My Lord and my God!”
There was no singing, no mirth, only fear and faith doing an uncomfortable dance.
She rushed forward and fell at His feet embracing Him in complete submission and joy.
The tomb was empty but their hearts were not yet full.
Dead though He was, His words seemed still alive.
Heaven wept. Hell rejoiced.
Bearing fruit was both the point and the test.
They weren’t quite at the point of rejoicing yet but hope was building in their hearts.
Far from being helpless, the followers of Jesus—beginning with those eleven common men—would be mighty–divinely–assisted.
These simple men would do greater works than Jesus? How could such a thing be?
As Jesus spoke the candles and lamps seemed to burn brighter as if fueled by the hope He was giving them.
No one spoke as the air in the upper room thickened. The supply of oxygen was suddenly insufficient.
A sequence of events had begun and there was no way to stop them from continuing.
“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”
“Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!”
People who once were lame now walked away from Him.
He saw the Lord on the throne of Heaven, surrounded by thousands of angels in joyful assembly.