Living Water

Scripture Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “if anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.” ~John 7:37, NASB Quote Water is essential: There is no life without water. ~Ya’akov We are so blessed with good water that we seldom give it…

The Perfect King

Scripture O God, help the king to judge as you would, and help his son to walk in godliness. ~Psalm 72 Quote A monarchy is the best form of government if you have a good king. ~Ya-akov Scholars are divided about the author of Psalm 72. It is attributed to Solomon but some think that…

Unbelievable And Awesome

Scripture Since Christ endured bodily suffering, you also must arm yourselves with the same disposition. ~I Peter 4:1 REB Quote Suffering, rightly met, forges deep friendships and empowers our witness. ~Timothy Keller As we mentioned yesterday; the Psalmist said, “He was good for me to be afflicted that I might learn.” We humans have a…

Jesus: The Only Savior

Scripture But He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” ~Luke 7:50, REB Quote Salvation is all by the grace of God: damnation is all by the will of man. ~Charles H. Spurgeon Jesus was invited to the home of a Pharisee by the name of Simon who had recovered…

Our Beloved Champion

Scripture When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. ~Psalm 94:19, NIV Quote God will not get history–yours, mine or the world’s–wrong. ~Timothy Keller It amazes me how some subjects keep reoccurring in a weeks study. ANXIETY has come up more than once this week. Our Wednesday night message did address the…

The Old Rugged Cross

Scripture There {Cross} Christ defeated all powers and forces. He let the whole world see them being led away as prisoners when He celebrated His victory. ~Colossians 2:15, CEV Quote  I love that old cross, where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain. ~George Bennard I had some unusual experiences…

The Fizzle Effect

Scripture You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it. ~Numbers 11:18-19, NIV Quote Only Jesus and His love become more and more engaging, absorbing and satisfying. ~Timothy Keller The Israelites…

The Ragging Sea

Scripture Suddenly a windstorm struck the lake. Waves started splashing into the boat, and it was about to sink. Jesus was in the back of the boat with his head on a pillow, and he was asleep. ~Mark 4:37-38, CEV Quote God does not respond to demands or coercion: He does respond to prayer and He…

Jesus-Jesus-Jesus

Scripture Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—it is written about Me in the scroll. I desire to do Your will, my God; Your law is within my heart.” ~Psalm 40:7-8, NIV Quote Let yourself be moved by what Christ did for you until your duty becomes your passion. ~Timothy Keller {concept, edited by yours truly}…

You Can’t Stop HIM

Scripture Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate…the Gentiles, and the people of Israel {Jews} were all united against Jesus…But everything they did was determined beforehand according to Your [God’s} will. ~Acts 4:27-28, NLT Quote No one can oppose God because He has the power to do what ever He wants. ~Job In Acts three, Peter and John…