Month: May 2018

New Stuff

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a large net thrown into the sea. It collected every kind of fish, and when it was full, they dragged it ashore, sat down, and gathered the good fish into containers, but threw out the worthless ones. So it will be at the end of the age. The […]

Arguing With Jesus

Are you afraid to argue with Jesus? There are days when He wants us to be so moved with compassion or faith or love that we press Him, like Abraham did with his intercession for his nephew in Sodom, or like the Gentile woman did for her daughter, who was possessed by a demon, or […]

Going Deeper

A good plan for moving deeper in the Spirit and gaining more of Him is to increase the level of your surrender. The more He has of you, the more you will have of Him. Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and […]

The Message of Life

The message we have received and which we hold onto and hold out to others is the word of LIFE. It has benefits of wisdom and health and love and joy and comfort and fellowship, but they are not the message. They are the results of holding fast to the Way, the Truth, and the […]

Entering the Kingdom

After they had evangelized that town and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, to Iconium, and to Antioch, strengthening the hearts of the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith, and by telling them, “It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:21-22 […]

Jesus Calls

As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, “Follow Me!” So he got up and followed Him. While He was reclining at the table in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came as guests to eat with Jesus and His […]

Working With Spirits From Heaven

Every spiritual servant from Heaven is not an angel. “Angel” is a partial translation of what would be “messenger” in English if fully translated. Some spirits are powers, some are princes, some are “creatures.” Some are seraphs, cherubs, etc. Not all are messengers. In Acts 12:1-19, Peter was told what to do by a spirit […]

Being Young and Rich

It is not likely that Jesus wants to teach you that you need to sell all you have and give the proceeds to the poor through what is recorded in the New Testament of His instructions to a rich young ruler. I suspect, though, that He does want to impart some instruction to you by […]

Winding Your Watch

Not many people are technology-free enough to have a watch that needs to be wound. When winding watches was the norm, though, if you didn’t do it, your watch failed to keep the right time because it stopped ticking. If you carry your lunch to work or school, you have to prepare for having it […]

What Did He Promise You?

Paul wrote this about Abraham’s confidence in Yahweh’s habit of keeping His promises: He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, because he was fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. Therefore, it was credited to him […]

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