Jesus Changes Everything!

John 9 As each day passed, Jesus knew He was getting closer to fulfilling His mission on earth. He knew the cross was coming and the resurrection would follow. He knew that soon He would no longer be walking and talking with His disciples. And He knew they needed to be prepared to carry the … Continue reading Jesus Changes Everything!

Be where people are… but don’t get in their way!

John 2 As the Apostle John’s recount continues, we hear about Jesus’ first recorded miracle. The setting was a wedding in Galilee. Jesus was there with His mother and His disciples, spending time with the people He was close to. The host must not have planned very well because in the middle of the festivities … Continue reading Be where people are… but don’t get in their way!

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!”

Somber Saturday

It was the morning after an unimaginable tragedy, and it was eerily quiet. The voices of the crowds demanding "crucify him" were gone. The jeers of the onlookers insisting that Jesus "save himself" were silenced. The shouts of the Pharisees declaring "blasphemer" had disappeared. The wails of the women that loved Him had moved within … Continue reading Somber Saturday

Good Friday Reflections

On the surface, the name “Good Friday” seems like a misnomer. To Jesus’ friends and followers, there was nothing good about that Friday. The week had started off well. On Sunday, Jesus had entered Jerusalem with a celebration and He spent the week proclaiming the message of His Kingdom to all who would listen. They … Continue reading Good Friday Reflections

We need the Word of God!

The Christian life cannot be lived apart from the Word of God. Jesus knew and trusted the Word of God, and if we want to live as Christ-followers, we must do the same. As a young boy, Jesus sat among the teachers to hear the Word of God. (Luke 2:42-52) In the synagogue, He read aloud … Continue reading We need the Word of God!

Jesus is coming back! Will you be ready?

When Jesus knew His death was near, He tried to prepare his disciples for what was coming and for life after He was gone from this earth. He told them that one day earth as they know it would be very different. That evil would be rampant. That an evil world leader would take the … Continue reading Jesus is coming back! Will you be ready?

God Does Not Want to Share You

The history of the Israelites shows how on-again, off-again they were with the Lord as they were led by kings that vacillated between walking in His ways and doing evil in His sight. Along the way, they allowed the gods of the of the lands surrounding them to permeate their lives. Even when they were … Continue reading God Does Not Want to Share You

Truth to Take Into the New Year

Happy New Year! Another year has come and gone, and most of us are reflecting back on the past year. There's no doubt been some wins and many things we're thankful for, but as we head into a new year the focus is often on the things we want to change. We set some goals … Continue reading Truth to Take Into the New Year