Peter desperately wanted to follow Jesus, but Jesus knew that wasn't going to happen...at least not yet. Peter would eventually be able to stand and follow Jesus, but He had to first wait for the right source of power, the Holy Spirit, to transform his life.read >>
The Good Shepherd continues to prepare His sheep, making sure they, not only know what to do, but, how to do it... in such a way that honors and glorifies God.read >>
Performing under extreme pressure. Sound like fun? Not at all.
Under circumstances that would drive any of us crazy, that would render a heart-attack as easily as anything else, Jesus remains cool under the collar, completely confident in His Father's plan. But at...read >>
Jesus has gone before us, showing us how to live as a child of His kingdom. Then, last week, we saw in verses 11-17 that He calls and indwells us to continue His work He began. And now, this week, He gives us just the boost of sovereign care and courage we need to...read >>
Having shown us what to do, Jesus now tells His disciples to do likewise.
However, this isn't a normal command... it's an impossible one! "With man nothing is possible, but with God all things are possible." -Jesusread >>
GRACE: Unmerited Favor
Sounds easy enough. But is it? Is God's grace easy to receive?
Truth be told, undeserved favor is taboo for most of us... especially when it comes from God. Something for nothing? Better (or harder) still, something good in exchange for...read >>