Sometimes we are taken out of our comfort zone, It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water. John4:7 Collecting water at midday would leave one exhausted and perspiring. Later we hear she has had a string of failed relationships. Maybe she was avoiding those who despised her. Jesus, tired as he … More To Unsafe Places
Having the mindset of an observer will lead me to fail when I am asked to step up and participate. Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard … More Observer Mindset
There are people so clever they think they can disprove God. I have met a few. One asked, “Can God do anything?” I replied, “Yes.” Now he had me! “Then could God make something so heavy that he could not lift it?” The underlying message being, if I can dismiss God with a paradox, then … More Limits of Knowledge
When Peter went to his trial, he was taken unawares. Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, …. Peter followed him at a distance, … He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. Matthew 26:57-58 Peter went “to see the outcome”, to observe, not participate. When … More Mindset when tested
Am I willing, at the cost of my credibility, to lift up Jesus as the only answer for the world’s problems? … More The Answer
It is easy to be distracted from the Lord. David prays for a single-minded focus. One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him … More Devotion under pressure
We have rid our culture of so much religion that we can miss the principles Jesus is teaching because the context has changed- “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.” Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ Matthew 9:12 We … More Who needs forgiveness?
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What is the difference between a Christian and someone who has yet to receive Jesus? The difference can be seen through what empowers their life: ‘Life’ or ‘death’. Our lives are an arena where these two sources compete to rule and bear fruit in our lives. … when we were in the realm of the … More What makes a Christian?
When I have a strong desire, I want to bulldozer people into it. Paul shows another way- We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive … Romans 15:1 Convinced of my cause, I confuse my will with Jesus’. We must not just please ourselves. If I push my will, I become … More Temptation to bulldozer