Jesus loved the Heavenly Father - Matt 22:36-37. Do you and I love the Lord with ALL of our heart, soul, and strength, or do we love Him just a little more than self? Jesus loved the Word of God - Matt 24:35. Do you and I spend as much time listening or reading God's … Continue reading Love
Reasons to Follow
Here is a quick list of reasons to follow Jesus as Christ. He is the Creator He is the Savior He is the Provider of Life He is the Sacrifice for sin He is Perfection He is Messiah, the Anointed Son of God He is Emmanuel, God with us He is the High Priest He … Continue reading Reasons to Follow
Who is Jesus? Really?!?
For the last quarter of a century my occupation and vocation are the same. I am a minister, a preacher, a Christian who shares what he learns from his study with an audience of people - what we typically call the church. I try to regularly preach through the Bible - both Old and New … Continue reading Who is Jesus? Really?!?
Jesus and Prayer
We continue our Tuesday study of prayer but looking to Jesus and His prayer life. John records, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. … Continue reading Jesus and Prayer
Following Jesus: Are we Worthy?
We come to the final post on Following Jesus. And this time we switch gears just a bit. We know that Jesus, as God's Son, as the Messiah (Christ), is worth following. But are we worthy of following Him? Jesus explains that we are by discussing our value to Him and to ourselves. He asks, … Continue reading Following Jesus: Are we Worthy?
Following Jesus: Denying Self
"I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, no turning back." Those are the lyrics to a song I learned while in elementary school at Escambia Christian School in Pensacola, Florida. I still sing those lyrics 40 years later. What does it … Continue reading Following Jesus: Denying Self
What does it mean to follow? What does Jesus expect of His disciples? Jesus lays out the level of commitment He requires. Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but … Continue reading Follow Jesus
Journey Through Mark – 16
We come to the last leg of our journey. When we ended our last walk together, we left Jesus in the grave. Let us join the events as they unfold in Mark 16: Mark 16:1-8 - Up from the Grave He Arose. Mark 16:9-11 - Jesus Appears to Mary. Mark 16:12-13 - Jesus Walks with … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 16
Journey Through Mark – 15
Before we journey into Mark's account of the life of Jesus today. Before we take our walk, I must warn you. The events we are about to encounter are painful. They are painful to Jesus in so many ways. They are painful to his disciples and apostles. These events may even cause you pain. Today … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 15
Journey Through Mark – 14
We are quickly coming to a turning point in our journey. The events that unfold before us today turned people away from walking with Jesus and eventually brought many others to follow, but then only after some tragic events. Today Jesus' opposition begins to get the upper hand, and we will be there to witness … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 14