I Me Wed

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as YOURSELF.’” (Matthew 22:37-39 NIV, emphasis added) In the Canadian romantic comedy, “I Me Wed,” a successful andContinue reading “I Me Wed”

You Will Do Great Things

Then Saul said to David, “May you be blessed, David my son; you will do great things and surely triumph.” (1 Samuel 26:25 NIV) Just a few chapters before, Saul made a similar confession: “I know that you will surely be king and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands.” (1 SamuelContinue reading “You Will Do Great Things”

You’re a Mighty Warrior!

“The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” (Judges 6:12 NIV) God called Gideon a “mighty warrior”, but Gideon didn’t see himself that way; he saw himself as weak and unworthy (Judges 6:12, 15). When Gideon finally saw himself as a warrior, he was empowered. He couldn’t be stopped because he knew God was with him.Continue reading “You’re a Mighty Warrior!”

Excuse Me for the Inconvenience

A few days later Felix and his wife, Drusilla, who was Jewish, sent for Paul and listened to him talk about a life of believing in Jesus Christ. As Paul continued to insist on right relations with God and his people, about a life of moral discipline and the coming Judgment, Felix felt things gettingContinue reading “Excuse Me for the Inconvenience”

Putting Ourselves in His Care Instead of Out There

His brothers said, “Why don’t you leave here and go up to the Feast so your disciples can get a good look at the works you do? No one who intends to be publicly known does everything behind the scenes. If you’re serious about what you are doing, come out in the open and showContinue reading “Putting Ourselves in His Care Instead of Out There”

It All Comes Down to Common Sense

“That brought him to his senses. He said, ‘All those farmhands working for my father sit down to three meals a day, and here I am starving to death. I’m going back to my father. I’ll say to him, Father, I’ve sinned against God, I’ve sinned before you; I don’t deserve to be called yourContinue reading “It All Comes Down to Common Sense”

No Good Apart from God

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. (Acts 10:38 NIV) This is one of my favourite Scriptures. For years I read it and missed the point. See, Jesus ofContinue reading “No Good Apart from God”