Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
As much as we would like to change things, some things are just unchangeably real, and there’s not much we can do about it. To say that in a popular way, “It is what it is.” Jesus does not change. The writer of Hebrews proclaims, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Even while society changes, human nature does not change. Reality is real. Hanging on my wall as I grew through my teen-age years, was a plaque containing the words of American theologian…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on June 28, 2018 at 12:40pm — No Comments
When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s reputation, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions.
2 Chronicles 9:1 NLT
Conduct a self-test to see if you have been accepted into kindergarten. Then you can dream of applying for graduate school.…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 25, 2018 at 2:42pm — No Comments
Rembrandt - Jesus Calming the Storm
They were in absolute awe, staggered. “Who is this, anyway?” they asked.
“Wind and sea at his beck and call!”…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 18, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned this year is that God can work either suddenly or slowly. I’m incredibly glad the Bible calls Him “the Lord of Breakthroughs” (1 Chronicles 14:10-11 NLT), because we all need a sudden breakthrough of His miraculous power at one time or another.
But God also presents Himself as “the Lord of the harvest” (Luke 10:2). While some harvests occur more quickly than others, this word picture is quite different than for a…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on June 17, 2018 at 7:43am — No Comments
A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .
It’s hard to discern God’s will for our work when we aren’t tuned in to his direction. When we get discouraged or distracted, we can tune God out. This is the absolute worst thing to do!
God’s voice is never more important to hear than when we have a pressing need to hear it. We’re limited in our ability to communicate, but God isn’t.
As scripture reminds us in John 8:47 .…Continue
Added by Chuck Proudfit on June 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
High school has got to be the most stressful period in a student’s life. In high school, there are so many things you have to worry about. You worry about being popular, getting good grades, wearing the right clothes and hanging out with the right group among other things. However, college is different and they are a number of things you shouldn’t lose sleep over when you get to college. Here are a number of things college students never worry…Continue
Added by Robert Roberts on June 14, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is useless.
Psalm 127:1 NLT
I am the Builder of your home.
My power is the foundation of your holiness.
If you do not base your home on My…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 11, 2018 at 11:42am — No Comments
Those who become Christians become new persons.
They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
Believe in Christ and you will develop a new perspective.
Live by faith…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 4, 2018 at 4:42pm — No Comments
“. . . I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” (Philippians 4:11b ESV).
If you just joined our journey of discovery into what matters most to God, we are taking a reflective walk through 1 Corinthians 13:4. The third quality that people see in followers who reflect Christlike love is the absence of…Continue
Added by Skip Garmo on June 1, 2018 at 2:06pm — No Comments