The Good Shepherd

Scripture No one can kill Me without My consent–I lay down My life voluntarily. I have the right and the power to lay it down when I want to and I have the right and the power to take it up again. For the Father has given Me this right. ~John 10:18, LNT Quote If…

Christ Haters

Scripture “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.”  ~John 15:18, NASB Quote Some people in the world are Christ lovers and some are Christ haters but all are fixated on Christ. ~Marilyn Monroe {I kid you not} We have a lot of naive people who think that everyone in…

John Chapter Eight

Scripture They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”  ~John 8:7, NLT Quote If Jesus is the Son of God, his teachings are more than just good ideas from a wise teacher; they are divine insights on…

The Corrupt Sadducees

Scripture “Didn’t we tell you never again to preach about this JESUS,” the high priest demanded, “and instead you have filled all Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring the blame of this man’s death on us.” ~Acts 5:28, LNT Quote Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist. ~Edmund Burke There are…

What Is Success

Scripture They are from the world; therefore what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us, and whoever is not from God does not listen to us. ~I John 4:5-6, NRSV Quote Success is the ability to go from failure to…

Invisable Realities

Scripture Lord, your word lasts forever. It stands firm in the heavens. You will be faithful for all time to come. You made the earth, and it continues to exist. Your laws continue to this very day, because all things serve you. Psalms 119:89-91, NIrV Quote There is nothing in God’s law that will rob you of…

The Magician

Scripture A man named Simon lived in the city. For quite a while he had practiced evil magic there. He amazed all the people of Samaria. He claimed to be someone great. ~Acts 8:9, NIrV Quote Knowledge {of Christ} is power. ~Sir Francis Bacon Simon became a convert and follower of Philip the evangelist. When…

Praise That Matters

Scripture The praise that matters…does not come from other people. It comes from God. ~Romans 2:29, NIrV, 2014 Edition Quote By God’s grace, I am learning to ignore the crowd and play to an audience of One. ~Kirk Cameron In his book WHAT GOD THINKS WHEN WE FAIL, Steven C. Roy tells a fictional story about…

Hopeful

Scripture  Anna came up to Jesus’ family at that moment. She gave thanks to God. And she spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the time when Jerusalem would be set free. ~Luke 2:38, NIRV Quote Everyone needs something to look forward to. ~Ya’akov In John Bunyan’s allegory PILGRIMS PROGRESS, Christian…

Dark Days

Scripture Tiberius Caesar had been ruling for 15 years. Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea. Herod was the ruler of Galilee. His brother Philip was the ruler of Iturea and Traconitis. Lysanias was ruler of Abilene. Annas and Caiaphas were high priests. At that time God’s word came to John, son of Zechariah, in the…