OPPOSITION LEADS TO…

Glimpses of the past, present and future loom into the mind of the Psalmist as he writes this hymn of praise.  He has not had the support of others, but he has the support of the Lord.  In recognizing that support he quickly refers to his intention to manifest “with all my heart” and toContinue reading “OPPOSITION LEADS TO…”

MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE

Another of those thoughts that I captured in my study of the Scriptures!  Sheep have two marks: “In the ears” – “they hear my voice” (v4), “in the feet” – “they follow ME” (v5) …taken from John chapter 10. In the process of reading a commentary on John 10, I had been given a thoughtContinue reading “MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE”

REMARKABLE THINGS WILL HAPPEN

No matter our backgrounds, the moment one meets the Lord Jesus and embraces Him as their Lord and Savior, everything changes.  All of our previous exposures begin to gradually, some immediately, melt into a revamped thinking.  It happens because we read the Scriptures and consider the approaches God used and subsequently the Lord Jesus. FromContinue reading “REMARKABLE THINGS WILL HAPPEN”

I WILL FOLLOW THEE

Having watched Jesus perform numerous miracles, a scribe approaches Him and volunteers to follow Jesus.  There are many who fall into the category that this man volunteered for. Impressed with what Jesus had performed it is quite possible that he being a “scribe” might have lots to write about.  What is to be considered withContinue reading “I WILL FOLLOW THEE”

TO WHOM SHALL WE GO

Those words appear in John 6:68.  The context makes them stand out significantly, for Jesus had been attracting crowds who were listening to each word that He spoke, with many giving indication that they were so captivated that it was their intention of becoming one of His disciples. We are accustomed to people giving aContinue reading “TO WHOM SHALL WE GO”

RUNNING AWAY FROM GOD

I have spoken before of Jonah, but surely some Biblical encounters of people who endeavor to thwart the plan of God for their lives is worthy of additional consideration. There have been experiences in all of our lives when we have felt like running. Like Jonah, we have sought other directions than that of theContinue reading “RUNNING AWAY FROM GOD”

A FRUSTRATED FOLLOWER

Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 Every so often I make the sacrifice of saying to my wife: “Honey! Would you like to go shopping?” My wife is a shopper, or as she would call it, a looker. As you noted in my opening statement, IContinue reading “A FRUSTRATED FOLLOWER”

I GO A FISHING

The story is not fishy; it is just an admixture of a continuing effort to give up. Try understanding what the resurrection of Jesus was all about; frustrated professional fishermen not acquiring any fish after a whole night of useless efforts, dragging a net in and out, but always empty. (John 21:1-14) First we haveContinue reading “I GO A FISHING”

WRITE OUT A CHECK

The Scriptures contain several quotes that include the thought that is found in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always,Continue reading “WRITE OUT A CHECK”