“But the officer said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say,Continue reading “Are You Living Under His Authority?”
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Is Government the Answer?
“But Jesus knew their evil motives. ‘You hypocrites!’ He said. ‘Why are you trying to trap Me? Here, show Me the coin used for the tax.’ When they handed Him a Roman coin. He asked, ‘Whose picture and title are stamped on it?’ ‘Caesar’s,’ they replied. ‘Well, then,” He said, ‘give to Caesar what belongsContinue reading “Is Government the Answer?”
Do You Know Who You Are?
“Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God.” (John 13:3 NLT) The setting for the above verse is the upper room where Jesus and His 12 disciples had their last Passover celebration before Jesus would be betrayed and murdered. It’sContinue reading “Do You Know Who You Are?”
“So I arrived in Jerusalem. Three days later, I slipped out during the night, taking only a few others with me. I had not told anyone about the plans God had put in my heart for Jerusalem.” (Nehemiah 2:11-12a NLT) Nehemiah was the cupbearer of King Artaxerxes and had apparently done a great job, becauseContinue reading “God’s Plans”
Whose Authority? (Part 2)
“The disciples were amazed. ‘Who is this man?’ they asked. ‘Even the winds and waves obey Him!’” (Matthew 8:27 NLT) Authority isn’t license. Just because I CAN do something, isn’t my license to do it. I can burn my house down, but how would that benefit the Lord. Besides, my wife would be imprisoned forContinue reading “Whose Authority? (Part 2)”
“But the officer said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have You come into my home. Just say the word from where You are, and my servant will be healed. I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say,Continue reading “Whose Authority?”
Our Faith Journey (Part 2)
“Jesus told him (Thomas) ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me. If you had really known Me, you would know who My Father is. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him!’” (John 14:6-7 NLT) The above verses were spokenContinue reading “Our Faith Journey (Part 2)”
Why Does the Lord Allow Storms?
“As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger.” (Luke 8:23 NLT) Each of us is either coming out of a storm or heading into one. Life on earth is rarely “smoothContinue reading “Why Does the Lord Allow Storms?”
The Loss of Meaning
“’Everything is meaningless,’ says the Teacher, ‘completely meaningless!’” (Ecclesiastes 1:2 NLT) Solomon, purported to have been the wisest man who ever lived besides Jesus, was essentially a spoiled son of king David who delved into every conceivable avenue of life to find meaning, but found none. He concluded in Ecclesiastes 12:13: “Here now is myContinue reading “The Loss of Meaning”
Seeing Things Imperfectly (Part 2)
“So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT) Based on what I wrote in yesterday’s post,Continue reading “Seeing Things Imperfectly (Part 2)”