I have observed a downsizing movement. Large churches…once led by a host of singers and a well-chosen, well-prepared
instrumental ensemble are now being led in worship by a mere 5 or 6 people. Has the Tent of David fallen down?
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.
There was no indication that these crucifixions would be memorable in any way.
Once more Pilate tried to shift that duty to the Jews and once again they refused the honor.
At the word, “truth,” Pilate groaned, turned, and retreated into his residence.
Through the stone walls, Peter and John could hear the interrogation of Jesus by the Sanhedrin.
Jesus identified Himself with the most ancient name of God that could be uttered, “I am He.”
We must be a holy counter culture proclaiming Jesus, unified from the heart out.
It was a simple process; He called them and they obeyed.
Jesus, the name above every other name, must be uttered in faith as we praise, worship, and pray.
God was at work in the earth, undoing the work of Satan.
They would abandon the One who had found them and desert the One who had brought them to the gates of heaven.
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is all about revealing Jesus to believers.
Just as the leaders of Israel opposed Jesus, they would likewise oppose His disciples.
They would have to learn to love those who hated them, just as they saw Jesus doing.
Obedience to the commands of Christ connects us to like-minded, like-hearted brothers and sisters.