Last Sunday, I preached on the leadership qualities found in 1 Peter 5. During the course of the sermon, I mentioned how people are desiring to return back to “normal.” Here is what I said: “What I hear people say they are ready for things to get back to “normal”, what they are saying isContinue reading “I Don’t Want to Return to “Normal””
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Imagine: New Heaven & New Earth
God is always working. What’s even more amazing is that we are invited to join God in the work he’s doing! Can you imagine a new heaven and a new earth? What does that look like? How is God asking you to be involved? Are you ready?
Prayer Walk (Mark 10:46-52)
Jesus and his disciples are walking from Jericho. Sometime today, tomorrow and the next day, I invite you to take a walk. Place yourself within this passage. It may be helpful to have a time limit, if you’re not used to doing an exercise like this. I used to not enjoy reading when I wasContinue reading “Prayer Walk (Mark 10:46-52)”
“Gaining Sight: Praying the Scripture”
We have been on this journey through Mark chapter 10 this month. Now, we are in the final verses of this chapter. To recap, we have encountered Jesus Christ in several different ways. Hopefully we have all grown closer in our faith in Christ. This week, we’re going to do something different in our devotionalContinue reading ““Gaining Sight: Praying the Scripture””
Mark 10:44-45 Whoever wants to be first among you will be the slave of all, for the Son of Man didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people. True greatness does not lie in the position one has in life. True greatness lies in the attitude and characterContinue reading ““The Example””
Think Like This?
Mark 10:28 Peter said to him, “Look, we’ve left everything and followed you.” Don’t you just love Peter? I love how he always seems to put his foot in his mouth. This is a great skill Peter has developed. I’m getting good at putting both feet in my mouth when I say things I shouldn’t. IContinue reading “Think Like This?”
Mark 10:2-8 “Some Pharisees came and, trying to test him, they asked, “Does the Law allow a man to divorce his wife?” Jesus answered, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a divorce certificate and to divorce his wife.” Jesus said to them, “He wrote this commandment for you because of yourContinue reading “Unjoining Union”
James 3:2-3 CEB “We all make mistakes often, but those who don’t make mistakes with their words have reached full maturity. Like a bridled horse, they can control themselves entirely. When we bridle horses and put bits in their mouths to lead them wherever we want, we can control their whole bodies.” I love theContinue reading “Control”
Romans 12:4 “We have many parts in one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function.” Wouldn’t it be nice if all of us had the same function, same mindset, same gifts and talents as each other? Wouldn’t that make life easier? I know we say (and hopefully tease), “If only [insert nameContinue reading “Cookie Cutters?”
Ephesians 5:15-21 So be careful to live your life wisely, not foolishly. Take advantage of every opportunity because these are evil times. Because of this, don’t be ignorant, but understand the Lord’s will. Don’t get drunk on wine, which produces depravity. Instead, be filled with the Spirit in the following ways: speak to each other withContinue reading “Filled”