Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.
Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the Devil, for God was with him.
Acts 10:38 NLT
Added by Johnny R. Almond on April 30, 2018 at 12:17pm — No Comments
My good friend Ron is at it again. Still agonizing over what went wrong with his marriage, he wants to make sure he doesn’t make the same mistakes if he finds a new wife.
“After all these years, women are still a puzzlement to me,” he told me. “Even if God sent me a great woman to marry, at this point I’m not sure I would even know the necessary ingredients for a happy marriage.”
Ron and I had often lamented that good marriages are in short supply these days. But attempting to…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on April 29, 2018 at 10:33pm — No Comments
If you believe with all your heart [if you have a conviction, full of joyful trust, that Jesus is the Messiah
and accept Him as the Author of your salvation in the kingdom of God, giving Him your obedience, then] you may.…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on April 23, 2018 at 2:50pm — No Comments
I lovingly embrace you and faithfully carry you close to My heart. What difference does it really make? All the difference in the world! When you follow Me as your Shepherd, I take good care of you.
Hungry? I alone can satisfy your heart’s deepest hunger. Like a sheep after a satisfying meal, you lie…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on April 16, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments
A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .
There have been many times in my work life where everything seemed to be going wrong, and I couldn’t understand God’s purpose in it. Not only that, the harder I tried to “fix” things, the worse they seemed to get. Yet, I would look back months or years later, discovering retrospectively that those painful work experiences were actually helpful!
Scripture speaks to this in 2 Corinthians 1:6…Continue
Added by Chuck Proudfit on April 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
We’ve recently celebrated Resurrection Sunday, so what do we do now? One of the first things Jesus said to His followers after His resurrection was in the form of a command. He told them to go and tell others what had happened and what they had experienced (Matthew 28:10, 19; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; John 20:17; Acts 1:8). So now we go and tell, not because of need or desire, but because we were told to do so. When my daughter was a teenager, her room often looked like a straight-line wind…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on April 14, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Were not our hearts greatly moved and burning within us while He was talking with us on the road
as He opened and explained to us the sense of the Scriptures?
Luke 24:32 THE AMPLIFIED…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on April 9, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments
Remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.
Matthew 28:20 NTME
I was with you yesterday—
In your naiveté, I guided you perfectly.
In your sincerity, I blessed you abundantly.
In your trouble, I sustained you…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on April 3, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Have you ever run out of gas? Of course, the smarter thing is to periodically check your gas gauge to see when it’s time to replenish your supply.
But many years ago, I had a car with a defective gas gauge. It was pretty scary to never know how much gas was in my tank.
Lately I’ve been think about why the Law of Replenishment is a vital lesson of the Christian life, keeping us from running out of gas spiritually. This principle is especially crucial for leaders, caregivers, and…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on April 2, 2018 at 2:47pm — No Comments
Parts 1 and 2, in this series about what matters most to God in a disciple, focused on a very challenging reality: For a person who places their faith in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior from “the wages of sin,” following God means much more than learning about Him and skillfully studying the Bible.
In fact, the disciple who focuses only on growing in knowledge and skill will fail sooner or later. Formula:…Continue
Added by Skip Garmo on April 1, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments