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
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?!?
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
Read: Luke 11:1-4 In Luke’s account of “The Lord’s Prayer,” he relates a time when the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. The disciples knew about prayer. Prayer was a part of the culture of Judaism. They knew about prayer because the disciples of John the Baptist prayed. They also knew John had … Continue reading Making a Habit of Prayer
"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
Friday we discussed that bad happens because we live in a world cursed by sin. A second observation is that Bad Things Happen Because of Satan's Continued Activity in the World. I hear people say “Everything happens for a reason.” They say that as a statement of faith that indicates that they are trying to … Continue reading When Tragedy Stikes: Why Do Bad Things Happen – Part 3
This is our ninth walk as we journey through Mark's account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. We are across the half-way point, do not turn back now! We are learning so much from this man, Jesus. He is turning heads and hearts everywhere He goes. During our last walk with Him, He asked … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 9
I am glad that you are taking this journey with me. I missed our walk together yesterday, but lace up your sandals, grab your walking stick, and let us get on our way this morning. Today as we arrive at the third chapter of Mark, we find this man, Jesus, performing great compassionate deeds and … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 3
A video blog this morning. I did not feel like keyboarding.
Father, Sometimes I get frustrated, loosing my cool when things don't go my way. Sometimes, I rush into a plan and don't take time to pray. Sometimes, I neglect to include You in all the events of my day. Sometimes, to the snares of the devil, that oar of old I fall prey. Please forgive. … Continue reading Please Forgive