Knowing Jesus

“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.”

John 5:39–40

Bible study will not give you eternal life. You could memorize the entire Bible and be able to discuss minute issues of biblical scholarship and yet fail to experience the truths found in its pages. It is a subtle temptation to prefer the book to the Author. A book will not confront you about your sin; the Author will. Books can be ignored; it is much harder to avoid the Author when He is seeking a relationship with you. 

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Incarnational God

Just as Jesus came to the Earth… so too should the church be. Not as “white saviors” but saved sinners who want people to meet Jesus.

I think this is a good thing, but it’s about changing a community from the inside out, not just the saved moving in. The church needs to act as the yeast that works its way thought the whole dough (Matt 13:33)

Second Chances

But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.

Mark 16:7

Does God give second chances to those who have failed Him? He certainly did so for Peter. Peter had proudly announced that he was Jesus’ most reliable disciple (Matt. 26:33). Yet Peter not only fled with the other disciples in the moment of crisis, but also blatantly denied he even knew Jesus (Matt. 26:69–75). 

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Star Wars Excitement

To say I’m looking forward to the new Star Wars movie would be an understatement. I am very excited.

To me, it looks as though Han and Leia’s daughter is coming into her own as her brother has turned to the dark side perhaps?

From the look of the trailer, I think this has the potential to win a whole new generation over to the force, and we can put behind us those cartoonish “prequel” nonsense that we were subjected to before.

I. Can’t. Wait!

No One Can Stop You!

But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive, of the men who went to spy out the land.

Numbers 14:38

The decisions and disobedience of others will not cancel God’s will for you. Other people’s actions will affect you, but no one can prevent what God wants to do in and through you. Joshua and Caleb trusted God and yet were forced to wander in a wilderness for forty years because of the fear and disbelief of others. 

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