what you got…

I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. AndContinue reading “what you got…”

I have a dream…

On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor  he told them a parable. ‘When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sitContinue reading “I have a dream…”

Set this place on fire!

“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!Continue reading “Set this place on fire!”

Prayer…

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for weContinue reading “Prayer…”

Trust?

One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger.Continue reading “Trust?”

The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner

“Spiritual transformation does not result from fixing our problems. It results from turning to God in the midst of them and meeting God just as we are.” (page 67) David G. Benner opens up a topic most Christian think is taboo to show us it is the one thing we truly need to embrace toContinue reading “The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner”

into the light

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is notContinue reading “into the light”

God in the Alley by Greg Paul

“However, these stories of my friends reveal a peculiar paradox: I am more likely to find Jesus revealed to me and through me in weakness than in strength, sinfulness than in purity, or doubt than in perfect faithfulness.” Greg Paul takes you on a ride through the streets of Toronto to meet and see Jesus.Continue reading “God in the Alley by Greg Paul”

Piece of the puzzle…

After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. GoContinue reading “Piece of the puzzle…”

come to mind, remembered, missed, or made again…

“‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. And when you have multiplied and been fruitful in the land, in those days, declares the Lord, they shall no more say, “The ark of the covenant of the Lord.” It shall not come to mind orContinue reading “come to mind, remembered, missed, or made again…”