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”