Don’t Pass The Cup

Jesus walked on a little way. Then he knelt with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, don’t make me suffer by having me drink from this cup. But do what you want, and not what I want.” Matthew 26:39 (CEV) Jesus knew the plans for His future while in…

Travelling Into The Unknown

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 (NIV) Abraham was told by God to pack up his family and belongings and travel to a land God would show him (see Genesis…

Help Has Arrived

Then I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will help you and always be with you. John 14:16 (CEV) There are times in life when we need help and don’t know who to ask. The project or problem we are facing seems bigger than we can handle. In some cases,…

Get A Map

Where there is no vision, the people perish… Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) Summer is filled with vacations. When planning a vacation, the first step is choosing a destination.  Once the end is decided, planning the route to get there is much easier. Choosing sights and stops to make along the way adds to the adventure. God already has our destination in mind. He knew us before we were born and custom designed us for His purposes. He knit us together with unique skills, talents and abilities to fulfill the destiny He has for us. All we…

The Great Commission

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you…” Matthew 28:19-­20 (NLT) We have a job to do. We have been commissioned to go and make disciples.…

The Great Commandments

Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like…

Follow Me Today

…“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew 9:9 (NLT) Jesus gave a simple invitation – follow me. He didn’t ask people to change. He asked them to spend time with Him. He asked them to get to know His ways and feel His love for them. He asked them to become like Him.…

Accept The Gift

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 (NLT) We have all made mistakes in our past. We all fail to live up to God’s standard. Some of our sins are out in the open, while others can’t be seen so easily like attitudes of the heart. For all sin, there is a price.  The cost is death. Thankfully, the price has been paid for us. God knew we could never pay the price but…

Need A Doctor?

Jesus heard them and answered, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor, but sick people do.” Matthew 9:12 (CEV) There is a tendency to think we need to clean ourselves up before coming to God, but this is not the case.  Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted. He did not expect them to be healed before He came.  He knew we were in need of a Savior and decided to pay the price for us. This message of hope is one we need to share…

Build The Church

…on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18 The world around us is full of problems. There are major and minor events that happen every day that reinforce how chaotic things can be in the world. At times we see more hate than love…

Answer The Call

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. Matthew 9:9 (ESV) Matthew was a tax collector when Jesus invited him to follow. Tax collectors were disliked by everyone. They were usually dishonest and…

Follow Me

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” John 1:43 (ESV) Jesus spent the early part of His ministry inviting people to follow Him. Jesus wanted to spend time with them so they could know Him. These disciples would learn His ways and methods. They…

Many Witnesses

Christ died for our sins. . . . he was buried. . . . he was raised. . . . he appeared to more than 500 brothers at one time. . . . 1 Corinthians 15:3­-6 (ESV) The story of Jesus’ life and resurrection was not kept a secret. He spent time with people both…

Life Is A Gift

The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come to bring LIFE, and LIFE to the FULL! John 10:10 (ESV) Many times we think we are just meant to get by in life. We do what is required to get through each day. We live our life full of routines, doing just…

True Connection

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 (NIV) Have you ever had a friend that no matter what is happening in your life,…

Simplicity Of Love

And now these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) As Christians, we can become daunted by the task of spreading the gospel and reaching people like Jesus and the disciples did. We are afraid, we don’t know what to say, we don’t know how…