Month: June 2018

Rules or Ruler

If we don’t recognize Jesus as a Ruler, we won’t be able to understand His actions when He seems to be breaking rules, or when He seems to be instructing us to do so. Remember to dedicate the Sabbath day: You are to labor six days and do all your work, but the seventh day […]

Fruit From Your Labors

He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid. On the contrary, when you host a banquet, invite those who are poor, maimed, […]

Does Jesus Need You?

Yes. On the night that He was betrayed, after the meal and the hymn, Jesus led His congregation out of the city, across the valley to a garden. There, He asked them to pray. The inner circle of James, John, and Peter, He called closer to where He was going to pray, and asked them […]

Seeing Him in Us

The impossibilities of being able to see Christ revealed in the believers around us and of being able to see Him revealed in ourselves should be yoked together in our minds. We should expect Him to be able to do things through us all that are beyond our abilities, our qualifications, and our worthiness. We […]

Seeking

The instructions Jesus gave His disciples included what to be searching for in life. At one point, He told them, “So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. […]

No Constitution

The government of the newly formed United States of America was founded on a document that outlined and detailed what constituted its identity and its powers. The document is a descriptive “constitution,” or list of ingredients for its recipe. The early church’s government did not have such a document. It had Spirit-led leaders who gathered […]

Saying Important Stuff

…If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body. Now when we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide the whole animal. And consider ships: though very large and driven by fierce winds, […]

Other People

Then He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new […]

Confirming Wisdom

We must learn to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, because we have no other means of verifying the wisdom and power of our God from a counterfeit. Your eyes will see your Teacher, and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: […]

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