“I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32 Self Righteous = convinced of one’s own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others : narrow-mindedly moralistic Sinner = Someone who misses the mark Repent = Change your direction (you’re going the wrong way) In light of these … Continue reading Save me from my Self Righteousness
I believe that at some point in our lives we all pray. Some of us pray daily and others pray only when they are struggling. Some people give up on prayer when their prayers aren’t answered, and others continue to pray, trusting that God is listening. We should pray because Jesus prayed. Jesus prayed … Continue reading The 8 Words To Say Before Amen
I have always been fascinated by the short conversation between Jesus and a leper (Luke 5: 12-13) where a leper approaches Jesus and says, “Lord, if you will do to so, you can cure me.” Jesus replies, “I do will it,” and of course, we know what happens next. “I do will it.” How many … Continue reading I Do Will It
Remember these? W.W.J.D. – what would Jesus do? You could find these everywhere…..bracelets, necklaces, pins…..everywhere. It’s kind of funny really, how could we ever really know what Jesus would do? Wouldn’t you think that He would have favored the older brother (Prodigal Son) who obeyed and stayed faithful to his father? Or … Continue reading Uh, somethin’ ain’t workin’ here…..
I’ve been thinking a lot about the story in the Bible about how Jesus was asleep on a cushion in the stern of a boat while his disciples were battling a terrible squall. (Mark 4: 35-41) They woke Him up and said, “….don’t you care if we drown?” He got up and quieted the storm … Continue reading Asleep in the boat