Give It Up

Jesus said to give up our lives to Him and follow Him. Praying verses 34-37 is praying bold and making a tough commitment. It’s fully trusting the outcome of your life to Jesus. Mark 8: 31 Then Jesus began to tell them that the Son […]

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Bold Faith

A woman who was not a Jew came to Jesus and asked Him to heal her daughter who was tormented by an evil spirit. Jesus told her He focused on healing the Jewish people. (The Jewish people would then later take the teachings of Jesus […]

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Ephphatha!

Jesus healed. I enjoy rereading every year the times Jesus healed people. I’m glad there are the four Gospel books at the beginning of the New Testament in which the stories are each told by different people. Jesus healed a man who could not hear […]

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Heart Issues

Jesus told the religious leaders the attitudes of their heart was more important than what they did outwardly to prove their godliness. Mark 7: 14 Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “All of you listen,” he said, “and try to understand. […]

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Vast Plans

God’s plans for His own are too numerous to list. Psalm 40: Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord, who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols. 5 O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for […]

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Tired Compassion

Jesus and His disciples were tired from ministering to people even though the people kept coming so they got in a boat and tried to find a quiet place to rest and eat. Still they followed so Jesus had compassion and took time to teach […]

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Hometown Rejection

When Jesus preached and healed people in His hometown most of the people rejected Him. This must have been greatly discouraging. Mark 6: 2 The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. They asked, “Where did he […]

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Harvest

When Jesus told stories they had double meaning. In Mark 4 there is the parable of the farmer growing his crop. Christians sow seeds of God’s love. We speak of God’s Word. God’s Word will always produce results and a harvest. Mark 4: 26 Jesus […]

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Jesus Heals A Crazy

A man who was tormented by many demons walked around a burial area howling and cutting himself. He couldn’t be restrained. He would break his chains. It was because many demons possessed him. Jesus healed Him. And he was most grateful. Jesus’ name is more […]

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Promised Blessings

Psalm 37 is packed full of promises that God cares for His own. I pray these for myself, my family, my friends and my church. Psalm 37: 18 Day by day the Lord takes care of the innocent, and they will receive an inheritance that […]

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