Monthly Archives: January 2017

Risk

Friendships can involve risk. One day while Jesus was teaching in someone’s home, word spread of His presence and a crowd formed. Soon the house became so filled that no one outside could see or hear Jesus (except for a … Continue reading

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Renewal

Spiritual power depends on daily renewal. In Jesus’ ministry, there was a consistent pattern like the one recorded in Luke 5. Consider the leper’s question and what happens next: ““Lord if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day 1-29-17

Right now, in Heaven these words are being repeated: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” – Revelation 4:8b NKJV The throne room is totally focused on God and filled with fire, smoke, … Continue reading

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Reality

Jesus ministered within reality. For example, after Peter’s mother-in-law was healed, the whole town brought sick and demon-possessed people to be healed (and it went late into the night). The next morning, while Jesus was in His early prayer-time, the … Continue reading

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Confronted

Evil spirits love to intimidate. When Jesus encountered one in the Capernaum synagogue, the spirit lashed out saying: “Leave us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did you come to destroy us? I know who … Continue reading

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Reception

The truth isn’t always welcome. For example, in His hometown synagogue, Jesus read a passage from Isaiah regarding the coming Messiah. He said this to the audience: “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” – Luke 4:21 NKJV Luke … Continue reading

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Wisdom 16.2

“All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirits.” – Proverbs 16:2 NKJV Regardless of what popular culture considers acceptable, the Lord looks beyond actions to the motives of the heart. … Continue reading

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