Trajectory Change

John 8:1-11  Jesus continued teaching, people continued to listen, and the Pharisees continued in their quest to get rid of Him. On one occasion, while Jesus was teaching in the Temple complex, the Pharisees came to Him with a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. In their holier-than-thou way, they thrust … Continue reading Trajectory Change

You have a choice to make!

John 3 Word of Jesus was beginning to get around, now. The miracle at the wedding in Galilee was a big deal and the people who saw it happen weren’t keeping quiet about it. The clearing of the temple marketplace had gotten the attention of a lot of people, too, especially the religious leaders of … Continue reading You have a choice to make!

Jesus said, “Come, follow me!”

(John 1:19-51) In the Gospel of John we meet up with Jesus when He is an adult, but the other gospels give us a little bit of insight into Jesus’ upbringing. He was raised by His mother, Mary, and His earthly father, Joseph, along with His brothers and sisters. (Matthew 13:55-56) He was born in … Continue reading Jesus said, “Come, follow me!”

The only payment God will accept

When the prophet Isaiah came on the scene with a message from God, the Israelites had really blown it. They had rebelled against God despite all that He had done for them. No matter how much trouble they had gotten themselves into because of their rebellion, they stubbornly continued in it. (Read Isaiah 1:1-20) They … Continue reading The only payment God will accept

God won’t give up on you

If anyone tries to deny how incredible the grace of God is, just point them to the book of Judges.  Over and over you see the Israelites turning away from God.  Over and over you read, “Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord.” They just could not stay on track! They … Continue reading God won’t give up on you

Never too far gone for forgiveness

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and all your soul. – Deuteronomy 4:29 It was time for Moses to give one of his final speeches to the Israelites as they were getting ready to cross over into the … Continue reading Never too far gone for forgiveness

Short fuse, long list

My study of the "love chapter" is really revealing things to me about the way I show love to people. Allowing God's Word to soak in like this helps me as I try to replace the way I have been doing things with the way I should be doing them. Clearly I will remain a … Continue reading Short fuse, long list