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Narrowness of Jesus

Matthew 7:13-14 God is all encompassing. Jesus came to the world and turned from being almighty and encompassing into a human with narrow circle of influence.  John 12:37He chose a small province.  But he came with the purpose. 1 Corinthians 12:4 Jesus came focused on one thing, one mission. He asks us to do the…

The Resurrection of Jesus

God entered the world in Jesus Christ, whose life, teachings and miracles point to his divine nature. Yet the ultimate proof of Jesus’ divinity is His resurrection from the dead. Of all the major religions, Christianity alone bases its claim on the resurrection of its founder. The resurrection is crucial to Christianity. According to Paul…

40 Days of Quiet Times

Scroll all the way down for the introductory podcast and notes explaining the 40-day series. Although this 40-day series (mainly brand new material) has been released 1 Jan – 9 Feb 2013, you can listen to the podcasts later, even after the series “disappears,” by searching under the headings NT Podcasts, OT Podcasts, and Various…

Jesus’ trust in God

Jesus had remarkable trust in God. Luke 4:1-13When you trust God you don’t take shortcutsThere’s so many temptations for us go take shortcuts everywhere: school, jobs, relationships. We should trust in God that His timing and plan. When you trust in God your heart is secureProverbs 11:28Where our security comes from. Jesus drew his security…

Jesus and His Prayer Life

Mark 1:22 Mark 2: Mark 11 Mark 5:18-20 Prayer changes man’s life Luke 11:1-4 No matter where you are in your spiritual life it’s very important to imitate Jesus in his prayer life. If you want to humble somebody, ask them about their prayer life. We can fail sometimes to see that Jesus needs as…

To Serve and to Give His Life

The world may measured by things you have the ability to control, accomplishments, position, possessions. What are some common characteristics of people who are considered great. Matthew 20:20-28How does God measure greatness. In His kingdom greatness is determined by amount of people you serve. Slave and servant are the two lowest positions in the society.…

Commitment to God

Matthew 19:16-30 The young man wasn”t ready to give God every area of his life. By holding on to his money he missed out on much bigger treasure. He made a bad choice. What about choices that I make on an every-day basis? Our every day decisions are affected by our way of thinking. (…

The Blessed and the Wicked

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed translated as “all the happiness of…” Bible invites us to put our name instead of one. Path of the wicked: walk, stand, sit. Romans 1:18-32 That”s the world we live in. Are you a part of it? We see it everywhere these days. 1 John 2:15-17 Psalm 1:3