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.
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?
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?
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?
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