Luke 14: thinning out the crowd

Jesus was teaching great multitudes of people when he turns and says to them: “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come […]

Praying for Help : Luke 11

Jesus’ instructions about prayer are not meant to produce in us a rote repetition of the Lord’s Prayer. His instructions are about persistence, relationship, faith and a name. While seeing Jesus pray, one of his disciples asked him, “Lord, teach us how to pray, as john taught his disciples.” Jesus replies with the Lord’s Prayer. […]

Day 7: Our Personal God

“She’s working full time, maybe that’s what I should do?” Ever jumped in that boat? Instead of seeking God’s will for your life, you just followed in someone else’s footsteps, because it seemed good and right? But then it worked out better for her then you. She was energized, growing, getting promoted and making a […]

Day 6: loves much, luke 7

How does one teach love? The bible says, we love because he loved us first and those who have been forgiven much love much.” God uses our sinfulness to teach us love. David, was not flawless, and yet he was intimate with God. • God’s not looking for the perfect, but the passionate. Jesus’ contemporaries […]

day 5: Jesus and Social Conflict

  Love your enemies Do good to those who hate you Bless those who curse you Pray for those who mistreat you Be generous , not vengeful Treat others the way you want to be treated Do good Lend Be kind to ungrateful men Be merciful Don’t judge Do not condemn Be a giver Be […]

Day 4: Created to Communicate

It is ignorant of us to think that demonic spirits do not exist and do not exist in church bodies, temples or houses of the Lord. They do. The church, to a demonic spirit, is like an airport to a terrorist. Satan updates himself, he is an angel of light and a wolf in sheep’s […]

Day 3: Cover your Head (Luke 4)

“For 40 days Jesus was tempted by the devil; he ate nothing during that time; and when 40 days had ended, he became hungry… … then Satan spoke.” We are weakest when hungry, maybe for food, maybe for something we want or need; an answer to prayer, a word of encouragement, affirmation,  perhaps  companionship or […]