Category: Serving God

Salt & Light

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you have a particular influence on this world that needs to be nurtured and maintained.  Jesus made this clear during His Sermon on the Mount.  He used two specific illustrations to paint a graphic picture of…

A Gift from God

Soon after Jesus appointed His twelve apostles, He appeared before a large crowd and delivered His first recorded sermon known as the Sermon on the Mount.  Many people were aware of the miracles Jesus was performing and were eager to hear Him teach.  The…

Jesus is Lord

Jesus often healed people on the Sabbath which enraged the Jewish leaders.  In His own defense, Jesus told the Jewish leaders that God is always working. In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day,…

Living Water

During His ministry, Jesus had to work through some long standing prejudice.  For various reasons Jews did not associate with Samaritans.  In addition, Jews believed men should avoid social contact with women to avoid ceremonial defilement.  Nevertheless, when Jesus found himself alone with a…

Truth and Light

Jesus made it clear from the beginning of His ministry what His mission was and how He expected people to respond.  Jesus was brought into the world by God and is the crowning achievement in His enormously complex plan to save mankind.  God is…

Born Again

One of the Jewish leaders, a man named Nicodemus, came to visit with Jesus one evening.  It’s not clear if he came in the night so no one else would see him, or if this just happened to be the time when Jesus was…

Temptation

Before Jesus began His ministry here in this world, He spent time in the desert fasting and praying.  During this time, Satan came to tempt Jesus with three weaknesses of mankind. “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the…

Stand Up for Jesus!

“Your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”  Matthew 6:10 (NASB) If we truly want Jesus to return and His kingdom to come, we need to be much more focused on following His instructions.  We need to let…

Change

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:3 (NIV) Adults tend to be set in their ways and resistant to change.  Children are open to new ideas…

A Ready Servant

 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning.”   Luke 12:35 (NIV) When the master of a faithful servant is away, the faithful servant will remain ready for his return twenty-four-seven.  If you want to keep your job you don’t want to be…