Learning to Live Apart from Jesus

Learning to Live Apart from Jesus John 16:4-15 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) 4 But I’ve told you this so that when it happens you’ll remember what I’ve told you. I didn’t tell you this at first, because I was with you. 5 “Now I’m going to the one who sent me. Yet, none of you asks me whereContinue reading “Learning to Live Apart from Jesus”

Post-Resurrection Power for Pre-Resurrection Failure

Subject:  Post-Resurrection Power for Pre-Resurrection Failure Text:  John 13:21-32 21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24 Simon Peter therefore motionedContinue reading “Post-Resurrection Power for Pre-Resurrection Failure”

God Preparing the World to Worship Jesus!

Matthew 2:1-12 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men[a] from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 2 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose,[b] and we have come to worship him.”  3 King Herod was deeply disturbedContinue reading “God Preparing the World to Worship Jesus!”

Signs of Pentecost

Scripture References:  Exodus 19: 18-20; Acts 2:1-4, 14-36  The sound was deafening. Here I sat at the train tracks, seemingly for 10 minutes because I had heard the unnerving sound of the train blast and the engines roaring. I had stopped at the tracks and the crossing rails were down, but no train. I thought,Continue reading “Signs of Pentecost”

From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly

What did the caterpillar feel as the cocoon slowly engulfed its body? Metamorphosis is a scary proposition. Trust in God has to be firmly established in order to surrender to such a process.  And that’s why it doesn’t happen overnight.  Salvation is instant but sanctification takes a lifetime. Therefore, it’s important to be patient withContinue reading “From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly”

The Church:  A Place for Forgiveness and Freedom

Introduction It is said that one night in a church service, a young woman responded to God’s call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.  The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. But the change in her was evident. As time went on she became a faithful memberContinue reading “The Church:  A Place for Forgiveness and Freedom”