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
"The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." - Luke 6:38 The context of this verse is referring to how we treat other people. Jesus was teaching his disciples that what they received in life would be directly impacted by what they gave. We should not expect to receive blessings if we … Continue reading You get what you put in!
Here we go. Another New Year underway. We have our resolution(s) and at least for the moment, we are motivated to tackle them. We are determined to make this year better than last year. To do the things we wish we would've done but never got around to. To quit doing things we meant to … Continue reading New Day’s Resolutions
At dawn [Jesus] appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in … Continue reading Fresh Start
How seriously do we take God's promise to provide? What are we expecting to receive through this provision? How does he make it happen? Does he expect anything from us in this process? Besides the promise of salvation through Jesus Christ - the only means by which salvation comes, God's promise to provide is probably … Continue reading God Provides
Do you have a loved one that has strayed away from the Lord? It can be tough to watch. But it’s wise to remember that it’s even tougher for God to watch. He longs for all of his children to remain in his shelter. He doesn’t want any of his sheep to wander off. But … Continue reading Awful wondering… wonderful return
Living in the mid-west my whole life, I have grown to absolutely love spring. I love the sounds of birds singing and of water rushing into the street drains as the snow melts away. Something about the emergence of spring and all that comes with it is so exhilarating after the long hibernation of winter. … Continue reading Spring is coming
For some people, it seems hard to believe that the blood of Jesus can truly wash away our sins and make us "white as snow". (Isaiah 1:18) For some people, their past is far too tainted -- and there seems to be no coming back from sins they've committed or choices they've made. For some … Continue reading A fresh start