Tag: following Jesus

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…

The Whole Body

You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find the phrase serve the Lord; it’s repeated more than 80 times.  When Jesus was challenged by the devil, he responded to him this way: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord…

Team Effort

You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find the phrase serve the Lord; it’s repeated more than 80 times.  When Jesus was challenged by the devil, he responded to him this way: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord…

One on One

You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find the phrase serve the Lord; it’s repeated more than 80 times.  When Jesus was challenged by the devil, he responded to him this way: Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord…

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…

Christians are Blessed

Imagine if you can what it would be like to be in the presence of Jesus Christ.  Looking into His eyes, you would be looking into all eternity.  Talking with Him would be a conversation with someone who knows all, sees all, and understands…

God is in Control

If we stay in the Word of God, pray, remain committed to our faith, and listen carefully to the nudging of the Holy Spirit, whatever comes our way is very likely God’s desire for our life.  Sometimes it’s not until we arrive at our…

A Meandering Road

God’s path for your life is never a straight line.  It is a meandering road with a complex mixture of struggle and joy.  Our mission in this life is to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord.  That instruction is delivered to…

Silver and Gold

There is something more valuable than silver and gold.  In the third chapter of the Book of Acts, Peter and John are out spreading the gospel, bringing people to an understanding of what recently happened – the death and resurrection of Jesus.  When confronted…

Lifetime Cruise

Imagine you’re on an enormous cruise ship filled with thousands of people ready to depart on a trip across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to the UK.  Now imagine your mom knows the ship’s captain and has arranged for him to give you…