The Shame Of Being Ashamed

Scripture “No!” Peter insisted. “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the other disciples vowed the same. ~Matthew 26:35, NLT Quote Learn all you can about your own heart, and when you have learned all you can, remember you have seen but a few feet into a…

Giligan’s Island

Scripture And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus. ~Mark 14:29, CSB Quote The saints never saw themselves as saints. This was a title conferred on them by others. They were merely people who were hungry for God. ~Calvin Miller Fear and doubt are certainly close companions.…

Heroes Needed: Any Volunteers?

Scripture Peter declared emphatically. “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the others vowed the same. ~Mark 14:31, NLT Quote Let us all pause and take time to repent of our fears, asking God to show us how weak we are, and trusting Him to be our…

My Yoke Is Easy

Scripture Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy to bear, and the…

It Gets Lonely At The Top

    Scripture  They were now on the way up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. The disciples were filled with awe, and the people following behind were overwhelmed with fear. ~Mark 10:32, NLT Quote Loneliness is a required course for Leadership. ~Elisebeth Elliot Jesus left Jericho and was making His final…

Weeds Have No Future

Scripture Though the wicked sprout like weeds and evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever. ~Psalm 92:7, NLT  Quote Taking the path of least resistance makes both men and rivers crooked. ~Ray dis Comfort I preached Psalm 92 just a few weeks back but as I read it again,  I saw some things I had misses {imagine…

Net Breakers

Scripture And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking. ~Luke 5:6, NLT Quote No matter what you face or what comes against you: it is…

Humility Verses Pride

Scripture In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. ~ 1 Peter 5:5 (CSB) Quote Humility puts others first. ~David Walls This is coming up in my 1 Peter series but…

Friendship With The World

Scripture You adulterous people. Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the friend of the world becomes the enemy of God. ~James 4:4, CSB Quote The world is wrong side up; it needs to be turned upside down in order to be right side up.…

Imperfect Love

Scripture Peter was grieved that he asked him the third time, “Do you love me? ” He said, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” ~John 21:17 [CSB] Quote The bible breaks everything down to two things: Loving Jesus with all your heart and loving you neighbor as much as you love yourself.…