14 After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God’s good news, 15 saying, “Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!” 16 As Jesus passed alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” heContinue reading “People bait?”
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What do you fish for?
One day Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God’s word. 2 Jesus saw two boats sitting by the lake. The fishermen had gone ashore and were washing their nets. 3 Jesus boarded one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon, then asked him to row out a littleContinue reading “What do you fish for?”
Jesus Heals an Outcast
They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2And when he had stepped out of the boat, immediately a man out of the tombs with an unclean spirit met him. 3He lived among the tombs; and no one could restrain him any more, even with a chain; 4for he had oftenContinue reading “Jesus Heals an Outcast”
What is enough?
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in fromContinue reading “What is enough?”
Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, heContinue reading “Legion”
Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all day long. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your decrees are my meditation. I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts. I hold backContinue reading “Sweet!”
What is unclean…
Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.” When he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about theContinue reading “What is unclean…”
Why do we read the Bible?
I just finished a book called Reading the Bible For All The Wrong Reasons. It was an interesting book on why we read the Bible and how many of us use the Bible for abuse rather than to build each other up. By abuse we use the Bible to support those things we already believe.Continue reading “Why do we read the Bible?”
together in unity…
Psalm 133 tells us “How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” How true that is! Aren’t things more pleasant when everyone is getting along? Ever been to a family gathering where everyone knew there was a huge pink elephant in the room no one was willing to mention? Everyone tip toedContinue reading “together in unity…”