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”

EASILY MISLED

So often someone will approach you with a “time-bomb” and present you with an argument that is as removed from Scripture as the East is from West. This is especially true when it comes to prophecy in the Scriptures. In Matthew 24 there is much said about the return of Christ and there are thoseContinue reading “EASILY MISLED”

NOT JUST TWELVE

I noticed again that Jesus had multitudes, crowds that gathered to hear Him speak, to watch as He healed. They were enamored with His teaching because it was unlike that of the Scribes and Pharisees. How they were able to hear Him sufficiently to become followers is in itself one amazing fact. Yet our text,Continue reading “NOT JUST TWELVE”

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”

CHRIST APPOINTS SEVENTY

“He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.” Luke 10:16 We all enjoy the manner in which the Lord Jesus chose the twelve disciples. What a unique group from multiplied backgrounds with personalities as different as “night and day”. Usually it is notContinue reading “CHRIST APPOINTS SEVENTY”

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”

A PROMISE OF POWER

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17 In John 14, Jesus madeContinue reading “A PROMISE OF POWER”

BY INVITATION

“On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine.’” John 2:1-3 John writes about this invitation to Mary, Jesus, and HisContinue reading “BY INVITATION”