The Proverbs show us the way to joyful, abundant, Christ-honoring living, a life full of God's blessings. Do you want to experience this kind of life? Now first things first: realize that the Proverbs are not so much guaranteed promises from God but rather are general principles from God that guide the way we live as … Continue reading A Life Full of Blessings
Everyone loves surprises. Let me rephrase that: everyone loves GOOD surprises. Let me rephrase that once more: after the initial shock of being surprised wears off and their heart rate returns to normal, everyone loves the blessings received by good surprises. In John 21:1-14, we read a story of an encounter Jesus had with his … Continue reading 153 Fish!
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are his ambassadors everywhere we go and with everything that we do. As an ambassador, we are his representatives. Another way to say it is this: everything we do, we do in his name. That's a big deal. We represent Jesus. Wow. On earth, Jesus served others. In one … Continue reading Washing Feet
For the first-centuries followers of Jesus living in Ephesus, there were many reasons to first and foremost see themselves as Ephesians. Like the mantra from another movie, you could almost here the people of that city shouting, “We. Are. Ephesians!” From the grand temple to Artemis (the goddess of fertility) to the massive amphitheater to … Continue reading God’s Blessings