Be Childlike not Immature “At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children” (Matthew 11:25 NIV). One of the better-known Scriptures in the Bible is, “Let the little children come to
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How Can I Help Others? “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2 NIV). As Christians we are all called into ministry through our baptism and profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Our greatest ministry for all Christians is to make disciples
Looking for Something Good to Taste? “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him” (Psalm 34:8 NIV). The only thing I like better than eating food is eating food that is tasty. We all love a tasty meal and many of us have our own
Give to Receive? “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God” (2 Corinthians 9:11 NIV). Most Christians understand the need for giving. For early Jews and Christians, almsgiving was the act of
You Got Questions? So Does God! “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9). We all have questioned God when adversity or disappointment occurs. I suspect we all excel at clearly telling God what we want. How many times have you questioned God? When will I get promoted? Why did my good friend
Want to Better Understand Your Identity? “Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!” (Lamentations 3:40 ESV). I have some friends that are interested in genealogy. They want to better understand themselves by tracing their ancestry back as many generations as possible. This is a fun process
Put Down the Phone and Truly Engage with People “Do not be interested only in your own life but be interested in the lives of others” (Philippians 2:4 NCV). Everybody is busy. Anytime I ask somebody how they are doing the response is always “busy” or “really busy.” Americans are over
Purpose “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:3 NIV). Planning is critical in life. Financial planners help us get our financial matters in order and plan for retirement. Doctors help us by establish a wellness plan when we are sick. Business leaders
Lessons from the Lepers “Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?” (Luke 17:17 NIV) The Word teaches us in Luke 17 that Jesus healed ten men with leprosy. Lepers were social outcasts in Bible times and were forbidden from intermingling with others in society (Leviticus
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“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 NIV).