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?
JESUS SAID: Where is Your Faith? On a scale of 1 to 10, where would you say your faith is at? Is it in the range of 8-10 and you have high faith in Jesus? Is it somewhere in the middle of 4-6 where your faith is sometimes high and sometimes low? Or is it … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Where is Your Faith?
Have you ever been told to quit acting like a child? I have. Many times. But it wasn't in a complementary context. What’s interesting, though, is that Jesus tells us to act like a child, to become like children. What is it that children act like that Jesus wants us to become? Let’s find out … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Become Like Children
“‘For the heart of this people has become dull, With their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes, Otherwise they would see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I would heal them.’” Matthew 13:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Is it easy to … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Understand
Jesus said in Matthew 13:9, “He who has ears, let him hear.” Simply, this first statement is saying “Listen up!” Jesus is making such a clear point about us really listening so we can hear what He is saying. Why do you think? The answer to this question is found a few verses later in Matthew 13:16 where … Continue reading JESUS SAID: He Who Has Ears, Let Him Hear
It’s a new day. How are you going to start it? Let’s look at Luke 11:9-10 to get some ideas. As you read this text, look for the key words that stand out to you. “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Ask
JESUS SAID: Hurry Down When Jesus got to the tree where Zacchaeus was, he looked up and said, "Zacchaeus, hurry down. Today is my day to be a guest in your home." Everyday, just by virtue of a new day, we start over to seek meaning, love, understanding, and significance. So today, instead of rushing … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Hurry Down!
Jesus said : “If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it” (Luke 17:33 NLT). Jesus said it again in Luke 9:24 (NLT): “If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life … Continue reading JESUS SAID: Let Your Life Go