Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

New Testament

Walking With A Personal Christ

GALATIANS 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me THEME OF THE DAY. WALKING WITH A PERSONAL CHRIST. Today’s scripture was Martin Luther’s…

The Height Of Spiritual Maturity

MARK 14:32-36 – And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” And going a little farther,…

The Right Kind Of Boasting

2 CORINTHIANS 12:7-10 – So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is…

Looking Or Sleeping?

MARK 13:31-37 – Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a…

Would We Be In The Crowd?

MARK 12:35-37 – And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? “David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.” ’ “David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so…

When I Am Afraid (Part 9) Lessons Learned at Sea

In our continuing series “When I am Afraid”, we have shifted our focus to what we may learn about ourselves and the Lord in fearful times. We are doing so by observing the disciples at sea. There were multiple times the Lord took them to sea to teach them lessons that would shape and equip them to live courageously for Him in a fearful world. Today, we observe Peter walking on the water and what we may learn of ourselves through his battle between faith and doubt.