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)”

Keeping Our Focus on Jesus

“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” (Hebrews 12:1b-2a NLT) Endurance demands training and training demands discipline, neither of which the average professing believer in America has or even desires. How doContinue reading “Keeping Our Focus on Jesus”

The Gift of Christ’s Cleansing Blood (Part 2)

“It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.” (1 Peter 1:19 NLT) In yesterday’s post I wrote: “His life-sustaining blood has washed every stain from our heart and life, enabling us to do and be for Him and with Him anything He desires us to do and be. Yes, butContinue reading “The Gift of Christ’s Cleansing Blood (Part 2)”

Keeping Our Focus on Jesus (Part 2)

“…especially the sin that so easily trips us up.” (Hebrews 12:1b NLT) The battlefield on which a follower of Jesus will live and die, is between our ears. The most dangerous mine field of our existence as a believer is our mind. To keep our thoughts focused on Jesus while pursuing the sinful ways ofContinue reading “Keeping Our Focus on Jesus (Part 2)”