Sunday, April 28, 2019

It's Simple


...will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? 

Acts 13:10


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Who do we come from?


Acts 10:45 (ERV)
The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the Holy Spirit had been poured out as a gift also to people who were not Jews.

Acts 11:18 (ESV)
When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, "Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

from Acts 11:26 (ESV)
...And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.



Friday, April 26, 2019

Really?


Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7


Your hair is numbered? 

How strange.

Why would anyone number hair?

Maybe there is a reason for that, but I think the meaning is simply that you matter to God. If a small detail like hair matters, certainly the events of your day are important to Him as well. Your feelings, worries and concerns, all of your tomorrows. Everything.



Monday, April 22, 2019

But Why?


There is a God. 
He created you on purpose.
You should talk to Him about it.



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Resurrection


Redemption
The Freedom to Live
Restoration

Your chains are broken, see them there on the floor?

When He rose from the dead, He took people with Him.

I didn't know He was coming for me. 

But He was.

I didn't know I was blind until I could see.

I thought I was right about everything. 

I was sure of it. 

I was wrong. What a relief.



Welcome to Sunday

Welcome to Life




Thursday, April 18, 2019

Do you trust our news media?


This question is for the Americans here, though I suppose it could fit other places too. Since President Trump was elected we have heard over and over again in the mainstream news that it was all because of Russia. 

Really, Russia? I remember the Cold War, the end of it anyway, and I remember when the Soviet Union collapsed. I just don't see them as the boogie man anymore. All of this seemed very far-fetched.

I know Americans and I know people who were dissatisfied with our government in 2016. On election night I expected Trump to win. That is until someone close to me said they thought Hillary would win. So I was on the edge of my seat...and the states started to flip for Trump. I knew why. It wasn't just Hillary. It was everything. 

Today the report is finally out and, though we knew this days ago, it says Trump did not collude with Russia. Americans decided the election themselves.

But our media is still screaming. Maybe they really thought it was Russia. Now they realize it was us.


Monday, April 15, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Never


Be strong and courageous. 
Do not be afraid or terrified 
because of them, 
for the Lord your God 
goes with you; 
he will never leave you 
nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6


Friday, April 12, 2019

Not a Secret


The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 

Jesus answered him, 

“I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them; they know what I said.” 

John 18:19-21


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

John 17:15


I do not ask that you take them out 
of the world, but that you 
keep them from the evil one.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Jesus and Passover


Luke 22:7-16

Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”

“Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.

He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 

He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.”

They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, 

“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”