A Broken Bread Disciple

And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. – Luke 24:13-15Continue reading “A Broken Bread Disciple”

Taught of God

For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. – Galatians 1:12 So often we will give no credit or pay no mind to the man or woman who professes to be a follower of Jesus Christ unless they can show by title, degree, orContinue reading “Taught of God”

Real Forgiveness

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. – Mark 11:25 It is commonplace among us humans to believe that after we have forgiven someone, or we ourselves have been forgiven, that everything will “go back to normal”Continue reading “Real Forgiveness”

Be Careful Who You Follow

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: – John 10:27 What does it mean to follow someone? In today’s society we “follow” hundreds, often thousands, of people on various social media platforms. Just exactly who are we following? Why in the world would we follow anyone but Christ Jesus?Continue reading “Be Careful Who You Follow”

Boast in the Lord

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. – Psalm 34:1-3 Let me boast in the Lord! Let me sing praises toContinue reading “Boast in the Lord”

Convenient Betrayal

And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him. – Mark 14:11 How many times during an average day do we conveniently betray the Lord? Too harsh? Ok, we will give ourselves some credit and expand it a little- how many timesContinue reading “Convenient Betrayal”

Remove the Cloak

If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. – John 15:22 For a longtime many of us will be able to “get away with it”- sinning that is! We will not realize that is what we are doing- sinning thatContinue reading “Remove the Cloak”

The Model Parent

O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. – Psalm 139:1-3 I love the Lord! I love how my faith in Him continues to grow; howContinue reading “The Model Parent”

True Confessions

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. – James 5:16 Most of us would rather keep our faults, sins, and shortcomings to ourselves- we put on airs. Perhaps we will humble ourselves enough to share these intimate thingsContinue reading “True Confessions”

Are you Following the Stranger?

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. – John 10:5 This stranger calls out to us telling us to go this way, then, no, go that way! This stranger will tell us we know what to do and will chide us andContinue reading “Are you Following the Stranger?”