Matthew, Mark, and John were all eyewitnesses to the spectacular miracle of Jesus and Peter walking on water. Jesus had just performed the miracle of the feeding of the 5000 with the 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. He was seeking a time of solitude and prayer with His Father. He sent the disciples […]
Learning to study the Bible brings us immeasurable benefits. We grow closer and closer to Him and learn to apply His truth to our daily interactions. But feeling under qualified or too busy can leave us overwhelmed. Learning and experimenting with different Bible study methods are wonderful ways to take what you are reading and
Surprisingly, while researching Bible verses about surrender, I found the word “surrender(s)” only occurs 18 times in the entire NIV Bible, and none in the KJV! We only find one verse in the New Testament -when Pilate surrenders Jesus to be crucified. I know there is a Biblical concept of surrendering our lives to Jesus. But where
Is anything more universal than the cross? We see it world-wide: on churches and walls, as jewelry and tattoos, and on foreheads on Ash Wednesday. For Christians, it symbolizes salvation. Jesus knew the cross was in His future. He also told His disciples that to be His follower, they needed to “take up their cross.”
Can you imagine having dinner with Jesus tonight and having it end with Him lifting His eyes to heaven and begin to pray? I’d be hanging on every word! The disciples heard this prayer immediately following the Last Supper. It is the last great prayer of Jesus in the Bible and the longest recorded prayer.
Last week we focused on listening to the voice of God. I related an experience in hearing God say, “I see you.” God has so many attributes, and this week I’d like to concentrate on “the God who sees me.”
The Serenity prayer crossed my path recently. I’ve seen it many times but hadn’t given it much thought. It’s one of the most well-known prayers. The words of this famous prayer ask God for His help in achieving what many of us crave- a sense of peace. Serenity is the opposite of a state of
Good Friday ends on a somber note. Jesus’ followers were both terrified of being arrested and in complete shock, sorrow, and disbelief. The chief priests and religious leaders were relieved to have Jesus removed from their midst. Jesus’ physical death had Satan and his minions beside themselves with glee. But little did they all know
Take a journey through the events and days of Holy Week (also known as Passion Week.) Each day’s devotional takes an aspect of that day for personal reflection. It would be a great calming pause in your busy day to step back and reflect on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son is such a tender story of restoration and the merciful love of God. We find a forgiving father, a lost son, and a self-righteous older brother. We find this story in the Gospel of Luke 15:11-32.