What does it take to believe? For some people, it takes facts or seeing it for yourself. And then for others, all it takes is hearing from the person who delivered the message. What do you believe right now? Who do you believe? Do you believe the news? Do you believe the posts on Facebook … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Believe
When Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-40 (MSG) that we are to love God, love ourselves, and then love others, he made a point to say what was to come first. He didn’t just say start you day with loving others before anything else. He didn’t say to spend your life giving to others above all … Continue reading JESUS SAID: This Is the Most Important
When Jesus used the word “blessed” and “poor” in the same sentence, He rocked the boat of modern thinking. When Jesus started His sermon in Matthew 5 with “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” He intentionally sent a bold message that the way of God’s kingdom is inverse … Continue reading JESUS SAID: You’re Blessed When You’re at the End of Your Rope
Good morning. So what’s on your mind right now? Are you struggling? Are you tired? Are you discouraged? Are you hurting? Do you feel like you can’t get a break in anything you do? Jesus has just one thing to say to you today: “I forgive your sins.” That’s it! Can you imagine how the … Continue reading JESUS SAID: I Forgive Your Sins
If you were setting out on a trip, would you start without a plan, a map, or an destination? For most people, the instantaneous and absolute answer would be “no”. Why would you even think of launching out on a trip without a plan? For many of us, though, without even thinking about it, we … Continue reading JESUS SAID: I Am the Way
Have you ever thought about what it means to you to profess to be a Christian? Jesus asked a question to a group of followers in Luke 6:46: “Why do you call me, ‘Lord’?” That’s quite a question, isn’t it? Why do I call Him Lord? Why do you call Him Lord? It’s worth some … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Why Do You Call Me ‘Lord’?
Jesus said: "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" (John 11:40). This question is asked by Jesus in the context of Him getting ready to raise Lazarus from the dead. Jesus is implying that there would be a manifestation of the glory of God in raising … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Did I Not Tell You That If You Believe, You Will See the Glory of God?
Why are you afraid? Have you ever been asked that question? And why would anyone ask it? I’ve pondered this question for sometime now because I have been asked that question before. When I am asked that question, I usually have one of two responses: I get defensive because admitting that I’m afraid seems weak, … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Why are you afraid?
Today we are going to read a story in Luke 5:17-26 (NIV). On the surface, it is a story about Jesus forgiving and healing a man who could not walk. This is an amazing story of Jesus and his heart for people, and one that we should never forget. But instead, today, we are going … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Why are you thinking these things?
Have you ever been asked this question: “Do you love me?” Chances are you have at some point in your life. It’s kind of an uncomfortable question, isn’t it? How did you answer when you were asked that question? Did you get upset? Did you say “Of course I love you?” Or did you say … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Do You Love Me?