More than Mary

Mary the mother of Jesus was incredibly special, but did you know there’s someone else Jesus says is even more blessed than her?

For or Against

“Have you considered following Jesus on a part-time basis? Here’s His response…”

Serving and Sitting (Luke 10:38-42)

While they were traveling, [Jesus] entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.  She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said.  But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care […]

Who gets what? (Luke 6:19-20a)

The whole crowd was trying to touch Him because power was coming out from Him and healing them all.  Then, looking up at His disciples, He said…  (Luke 6:19-20a) Jesus offers His healing power to all the people.  He uses miracles to draw them in, but look how He doesn’t expect every person healed to actually […]

Consistent Fruit (Luke 3:8)

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance.  And don’t start saying to yourself, “We have Abraham as our father,” for I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!  (Luke 3:8) There’s no point in saying “Jesus changed my life” if your life hasn’t really changed.  Anyone can pray […]

Jesus has given you a holy calling

Therefore, holy brothers [and sisters], you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession…  (Hebrews 3:1) Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee and called out to some fishermen.  “Follow me,” He said, and they did. He’s calling you to the same thing. To be a Christian […]

God reveals His blessings through community

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Philemon GOD REVEALS HIS BLESSINGS THROUGH COMMUNITY And I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.  (Philemon 1:6) When we hear the phrase, “sharing your faith,” we likely think […]

Jesus is worth it

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 11 JESUS IS WORTH IT Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one.  Three times I was beaten with rods.  Once I was stoned.  Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent […]

Jesus wants to give you rest

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 6 JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU REST The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.  And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”  For many were coming and going, and they had […]

God is With You in the Work

An Encouraging Word GOD IS WITH YOU IN THE WORK I found it amusing that my nose was running like a faucet, because it felt like my sinuses were stuffed with cotton. It was a Monday, and it was one of those days where the space around my eyes felt compressed, my nostrils were raw […]