Jesus’ first ministry: the WONDERS (Luke 4:42)

When it was day, [Jesus] went out and made His way to a deserted place.  But the crowds were searching for Him.  They came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving them.  (Luke 4:42) The people were astounded at the miracles Jesus did.  When He healed, it was authentic.  When He cast out demons, […]

Jesus gives you the grace that you need

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 4 JESUS GIVES YOU THE GRACE THAT YOU NEED But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  (Ephesians 4:7) When God distributes grace to His people, it’s not a one-size-fits-all affair.  He doesn’t only hand out generic blessings to the masses […]

The Holy Spirit works through rest

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 2 THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKS THROUGH REST And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.  (Acts 2:3-4) It is interesting how when the Holy Spirit […]

Jesus gives you the grace that you need

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 4 JESUS GIVES YOU THE GRACE THAT YOU NEED But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. (Ephesians 4:7) When God distributes grace to His people, it’s not a one-size-fits-all affair.  He doesn’t only hand out generic blessings to the masses or […]

What Christmas Means to Me

I have no presents to open today. Don’t take that the wrong way.  Our family exchanged gifts a few nights ago when my brothers and sisters-in-law were in town, so it’s not like I lost my ticket for the goodie train this year.  But, since the gift-giving is done, this morning will bring no fantastic […]