Anything worth having costs something. What does your commitment to God cost you? Be willing to pay the price to gain something worthwhile in the end.


Mark 14:36 36 And He was saying, Abba, [which means] Father, everything is possible for You. Take away this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You [will]. While praying, Jesus was aware of what doing the Father's will would cost him. He understood the suffering he was about to encounter, and … Continue reading Anything worth having costs something. What does your commitment to God cost you? Be willing to pay the price to gain something worthwhile in the end.

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Do you control your money or does money control you? Is it your servant or your master?


Mark 10:21 21 And Jesus, looking upon him, loved him, and He said to him, You lack one thing; go and sell all you have and give [the money] to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come [and] accompany Me [walking the same road that I walk]. What does your money … Continue reading Do you control your money or does money control you? Is it your servant or your master?

Can you get by the feeling of self-sufficiency? Can you get around the sense of defensiveness? Can you get passed being skeptical?


Mark 10:15 15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive and accept and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] positively shall not enter it at all. How can you "receive the Kingdom of God like a child"? Adults considering the Christian faith for the first time will have life experiences … Continue reading Can you get by the feeling of self-sufficiency? Can you get around the sense of defensiveness? Can you get passed being skeptical?

Where will you spend your time and effort? The temporary or the permanent?


Mark 8:36-37 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life [in the eternal kingdom of God]?37 For what can a man give as an exchange (a compensation, a ransom, in return) for his [blessed] life [in the eternal kingdom of God]? Many people spend all their … Continue reading Where will you spend your time and effort? The temporary or the permanent?

Opening Your Life to the Fullness of the Spirit


1. The Holy Spirit is the key to living in God’s grace and power everyday. + Jesus depended upon the work of the Holy Spirit in his life (Matthew 4:1- 11 Luke 4:18-21). + Jesus taught his disciples the importance of the Holy Spirit in life and ministry (John 14:25-27, John 16:5-16, Acts 1:4, 8). … Continue reading Opening Your Life to the Fullness of the Spirit