Tag: love

Would You Like to Know More About Jesus?  #007  Growing with Jesus

Has this ever happened to you?  You buy something that needs assembly, and you spend an hour or so putting it together, only to discover some extra parts at the end that didn’t get put where they belong.  When you look carefully at the…

The Book

  If you’ve read any part of this book more than once, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  Every word is so precisely crafted every sentence is so deeply penetrating, there is no way to read any part without making a personal connection…

One Thing Remains

There is one essential attribute of God that powers the universe.  This one thing never changes and is constantly at our disposal in every situation.  Without this central ingredient, we are empty and meaningless.  This one thing identifies our God.  God is love. “If…

Team Work

When you are feeling defeated, lost, and alone, God is speaking to you.  God is letting you know that just as the human body is one organism made up of many parts, so too is the church (the body of Christ) one entity with…

The Simple Truth

While the Bible is a large and complex manuscript, it is in reality a simple message.  There are essentially three major components:  the battle between good and evil, our salvation, and our path forward as followers of Jesus Christ.  We can consolidate the Bible…

7 Ways to be closer to God

  Children have a purity about them that is hard to find in adults.  A young heart is more open and ready to love and a young mind is more inclined to change.  One of the best ways to be closer to God is…

Prescription for Christian Living

In chapters twelve and thirteen of the book of Romans, the apostle Paul gives us a long list of do’s and don’ts that paint a graphic picture of a well-managed Christian life.  It would be a good idea to keep this list on your…

Autopilot

When we are learning a new skill, there are a bunch of rules and precise steps that need to be followed to achieve success.  In the beginning, we tend to stress over each and every rule to the point that our efforts are weakened. …

The True Vine

  In his final instruction to the twelve apostles, Jesus presented the heart of His teaching in a vivid illustration that every gardener will understand.  Jesus calls Himself the vine and God the Father the gardener. “I am the true vine, and my Father…

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…