Luke 1:57-80 God is always for us because in Christ our sins can never be held against us and this is what ultimately transforms us (Rom8:1, 31-32). It’s not a changed life that brings His blessings but it’s His blessings that bring a changed life. Therefore, how critical is it to our spiritual wellbeing that we revel regularly in God’s blessings?
Luke 1:39-56 If we truly grasped God’s grace—even a little—we would fall on our knees and weep. Then we would get up and dance, smile, laugh, look at each other, and say, “Can you believe it?”—Randy Alcorn “Happiness”
Luke 1:26-38 God had promised His people the greatest gift that could be given to mankind. He had promised a seed/offspring who would be their forever King and Savior. At great cost he would give them himself. The time had finally come for his arrival. Luke most likely interviews Mary herself for this true and world changing story.
Luke 1:5-25 People defect from the faith primarily for two reasons: deceived by the pleasures of sin and disillusioned by the pain of suffering. The power of God’s promises breaks the power of sin’s promises and suffering’s perplexities. God is a promise making and promise keeping God!
Luke 1:1-4, 24:25-32 It’s not the size of your faith but the object of your faith that matters most. Strong faith in a weak object is fatally inferior to a weak faith in a strong object. Get to know the object of your faith (Jesus) and your trust (Certainty) will grow. (Heb11:1; Ps9:9-10; Rom10:17)
John 4:27-42 There is nothing in this world quite like knowing God and making Him known. It beats anything else I’ve ever experienced! Once you’ve tasted of God’s greatness and goodness you have to want anyone else you care about to experience it too. If you don’t, then what you have isn’t very powerful.
Romans 12:1-8 Fullness of Life and Full devotion to Christ are one in the same pursuit. When we urge people to become fully devoted followers of Christ we are inviting them to a full life of being a character in & a carrier of the great story of redemption through our Savior Jesus with infinite and eternal implications. God is not in the way of your happiness. He is your…
Luke 19:11-27 We must understand that everything we are and have belongs to the Lord for glorifying him by making disciples.
Psalm 95:1-11 Everyone is hard-wired to worship. It is what we do and who we are. The world is not divided into people who worship & people who don’t worship. It is divided into people who worship created things and those who worship the Creator (Rom1:25).
Mark 1:35-39 It is unhealthy to always want people around, and unhealthy to rarely want them around. All of us are inclined to one extreme or the other. Without solitude we are active but shallow. Without fellowship we can be deep, but stagnant. Christlikeness requires both. Silence and solitude is learning how to take a break from the chaos of life to behold the glory of…