John 4 As Jesus’ following grew, so did the opposition. The Pharisees didn’t like His message and a confrontation with them was brewing, but that didn't stop Jesus' mission. He continued to travel around meeting people and changing lives. On His way to Galilee, Jesus had to travel through Samaria. This was a route most … Continue reading Life-Changing Encounter
We all have a redemption story because we were all headed for destruction before Jesus redeemed us. But it seems like some people enjoy the trip more than others. They create their own idols (because we all serve something) and define their own destiny, convinced that they’ve got it all figured out. They believe the … Continue reading Sometimes it takes rock bottom
I was raised by parents that knew Jesus. When I was little, my mom talked to me a lot about Jesus and the Word of God. I accepted Christ as my Savior as a young girl at church. I prayed often, especially when I was worried or afraid. The old song “Why worry when you … Continue reading Wandering in the wilderness and the wasteland
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. - 1 Corinthians 13:6 Loving someone doesn't mean standing by and allowing a sinful pattern in their life to go unchecked. Especially someone that claims to be a Christian. Earlier in his letter to the church at Corinth, Paul admonished the believers for bragging … Continue reading Tell them the truth!
Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. (Psalms 19:13 NLT) Habitual sin is of grave concern because it is a reflection of the heart. When a child of God sins, they will feel anguish over that sin because they … Continue reading Habitual Sin
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our … Continue reading Don’t carry that heavy sin!