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Jesus calling!

“Trust me, and don’t be afraid. Many things feel out of control. Your routines are not running smoothly. You tend to feel more secure when your life is predictable. Let me lead you to the rock that is higher than you and your circumstances. Take refuge in the shelter of My wings, where you are […]

Religion or Jesus?

THE STORY OF JESUS: Mark 2:18-22 “No one pours new wine into old wineskins.” (Mark 2:22) The wine is the object of desire… not the wineskin, which is just a container. Religious practices are containers that lead us to Jesus, our object of desire. God gave the Law of Moses as a container to one […]

“Resurrection” by Rob Bell

Resurrection hope!

Spirit-inspired mourning!

THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 43 “Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?” (Psalm 43:3) This psalm continues Psalm 42 (some Hebrew manuscripts combine them). The psalmist still battles depression, wondering why God has rejected him! It’s important for us to see how God includes and inspires doubt in the bible. If […]

Do you believe this?

Jesus is the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Jesus will live, even though they die. Whoever lives by believing in Jesus will never die. Do you believe this? (John 11:25-26)

Going where Jesus goes!?

THE STORY OF JESUS: 2 Samuel 14-17 “Wherever you go, if it means life or death, there will your servant be.” (2 Samuel 15:21) Our reading raises the issue of choosing sides, and what happens with that choice. By choosing to follow David, these people were sacrificing everything. Following David meant going into the wilderness. […]

A reason to weep!

“Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.” (Galatians 3:1) I remember watching Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” (2004) in the theatre. As Jesus’ suffering and death was clearly portrayed before me, I wept like a baby. It was not just that I was sickened by the violence and gore… […]

God is devastated!

THE STORY OF JESUS: 2 Samuel 10-13 “Tamar lived in her brother Absalom’s house, a devastated woman.” (2 Samuel 13:20) Sin is not just about the bad things we do, but the devastation we cause. Every selfish action has a devastating impact on others, whether we realize it or not. We need to FEEL both […]

Who did Jesus hang with?

THE STORY OF JESUS: Mark 2:13-17 “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17) Tax collectors were one of the kinds of people that the religious people avoided. Also prostitutes, lepers, zealots, Samaritans, Roman soldiers, non-practicing Jews. Who are the kinds of people that Christians avoid today? Muslims, LGBQT, Immigrants, Homeless, […]