Do Not Give Up!

And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, …

God of Love and Compassion

The gospel reading from Mark 8: 1-8 tells the story of the feeding of the four thousand. In this account, Jesus entered into the situation of the people who were following him. He saw and felt what they did and understood what would happen were they to go on without …

Bible Moment – Having Faith

A friend of mine asked me this morning what is faith. Is it magic or a panacea? I defined it this way. ‘It is a knowing and understanding that whatever is happening God is in the midst of it and all will be well.’  The King James version in Hebrews …

The Rest that transcends Sleep.

Mark 1: 29-45 [note verse 35 highlighted below] “In the morning while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed…” In today’s reading Jesus is very busy! He had moved from the synagogue to Peter’s house, hoping perhaps for …

A Call to Discipleship

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’…Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used …

What God Requires

Isaiah 58: 1-9 ‘Why do we fast, but you do not see?    Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?’Look, you serve your own interest on your fast-day,    and oppress all your workers… A Moment to Ponder On one occasion I was running out of gas in my car. So naturally, …

Hope in God: Expect Great Things from Him

Bible Verse: Romans 15:13 (NIV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Take a moment to ponder: It is unlikely that there will be disagreement to …

Bible Moment: Called by God’s Name

“If my people who are called by my Name, humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) Take a Moment to Ponder We seem to have many expectations …

God is doing more than you think

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. Matthew 16:16-17 A Moment to Ponder Someone posed this question; “What …