September 16, 2012
The religious leaders claimed to have authority, but their message was not in line with that of John or Jesus. So then, was theirs legitimate (from God) or not? Instead of endangering or incriminating themselves, they chose the cowards way out. They were out to hang Jesus, not to put the noose around their own neck.
September 9, 2012
The day before Jesus was hailed as King. What would be his first order of business as King? What pagan icon would he rip down? Where would he first strike the Roman regime?
September 2, 2012
Jesus’ walk to Jerusalem is about to end and his passion week is about to begin. Jesus traveled through many villages and regions, but his plan was to end up in Jerusalem.
August 26, 2012
We have a responsibility to be good stewards of the Master’s resources and live in anticipation of his soon return.
August 19, 2012
Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He sought out Zaccheus, who realized his need, repented, and put his faith in Jesus.
August 12, 2012
Jesus knew what lay ahead (vv. 32–33), but pressed on anyway. He came to glorify the Father, and die in place of sinners. Jesus went through Jericho to reach a poor blind man just as he went through Samaria to save an adulterous woman at a well.
July 29, 2012
Jesus called his disciples to follow him first and foremost, leaving behind earthly possessions and relationships. But following Jesus is not without reward. Eternal life belongs only to those who put their faith in Jesus Christ and trust him as Savior.
July 22, 2012
Salvation is absolutely impossible without the power and grace of the merciful God.
July 15, 2012
Discipleship is first and foremost dependence on God alone. We can’t come to God out of self-righteousness.
July 8, 2012
The Lord instructs his followers in every age that perseverance involves prayer. Jesus taught that there are right and wrong ways to prayer. Giving up is wrong. Pressing on in faith is right.