Know the Generosity of God…and never thirst! (John 4)

A NEW BEGINNING!

Matthew 3:1-12 1In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,  make his paths straight.’ ”4Now John wore clothing of…

Before the End…

Luke 21:5-19 5When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, [Jesus] said, 6“As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.”7They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will…

In the Twinkling of an Eye

The Bible in a Year: 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 In 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, St. Paul states, “Listen, I will tell you a mystery!  We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.”  (NRSV).  He then goes on to explain that our mortal bodies will no longer be perishable. …

Wonder

Read the Bible in a Year 1 Corinthians 15:35-50 I have a friend who just lost his daughter.  With having four children of my own, I cannot fathom or even comprehend the pain he must be in at this time.  When I asked him how he was doing, his response was, “These are very dark days.” As believers in Jesus Christ, we know in our…

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16:19-31 [Jesus said:] 19“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22The poor man…

The Dishonest Manager

Luke 16:1-13 1Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.’ 3Then the manager…

The Completion of Discipleship

Luke 14:25-33 25Now large crowds were traveling with [Jesus;] and he turned and said to them, 26“Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. 27Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first…

Relentless Grace

Luke 13:10-17 10Now [Jesus] was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” 13When he laid his hands on…

Life!

Day 297: John 5:19-30 I believe that one of the biggest flaws in human nature is the desire to judge one another.  The reason is because as humans, we like to ‘justify’ our actions.  It’s difficult to admit that we are wrong.  It’s hard to see ourselves as unjustified for the way that we often behave towards others.  Or, it could be…