What do you see? Luke 9:23

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus 23 And he said to all,  “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23 What do you see when you read this?  What comes to mind when you read these words Jesus spoke in such … Continue reading


5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’

You are Temples

Ten Commandments #7  Exodus 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.(NIV) Again we are faced with a commandment that appears to be very obvious and naturally we think, we got this in the bag.  So I will approach this two ways; physically and directly with the mind and heart as the focus. 1 Corinthians 6: 9Do … Continue reading

Lordship of Christ and Our Sanctification

Image via Wikipedia There is always a constant tension between the “now” and the “yet to be” in the Christian’s life. When we submit to the lordship of Jesus Christ He changes our lives. We grow in our inner person as the Holy Spirit reveals areas of our lives that are not fully yielded to … Continue reading

Blessed are Poor in Spirit

Beatitude 1 : Poor In Spirit ‘Poor in Spirit’ is a quite difficult phrase to understand. The word for ‘poor’ in Greek (’Ptochos‘) literally means having nothing, reduced to begging, like a beggar, totally broke. (Luke 6:20 uses only ‘poor’ in his version of sermon!) While monetary poverty can also be inferred from these verses, … Continue reading


Image by Loci Lenar via Flickr I have decided that for the rest of my life right NOW! I will live for Christ. Right NOW! I will carry my cross, be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. I will be unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At this moment … Continue reading

Love, Worship and Idolatry

When we are in love with a person, place or thing; in most cases it becomes our center. We spend a lot of time with it or working for it or in it. Lets take a job for instance. When we really love a certain job, we will spend a lot of our time there … Continue reading

Open Our Eyes

Image by Andy-Beal via Flickr We keep doing things over and over while never getting the results we expect to get.  We try to do a lot of good things, good things that may well help the church, help our nieghbors but we are trying to do them without seeing first.  The Holy Spirit has … Continue reading

Christians! We are Adopted!

Who are God‘s children? Spiritual birth makes someone a child of God. “To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:12-13, NIV God offers … Continue reading

Exodus Experience

Image via Wikipedia Everyone knows of the Exodus story and even the story about Joseph which happened before the ordeal of Moses and Pharaoh.   As Christians we usually get out of this time in history is the ten commandments.  But what I see is sanctification at work.  We also see what the nation of … Continue reading