Feed the Baby

S: Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. John 3:6 (NLT) O: I don’t know why this hadn’t occurred to me before, because I’ve been in church long enough to have heard the expression, “baby Christians,” but this morning I was thinking about the truth in thisContinue reading “Feed the Baby”

Let’s Get Creative!

S: “Even though his master was defrauded, when he found out about the shrewd way this manager had feathered his own nest, he congratulated the clever scoundrel for what he’d done to lay up for his future needs.” Jesus continued, “Remember this: The sons of darkness are more shrewd than the sons of light inContinue reading “Let’s Get Creative!”

Today I Want To Celebrate!

S: “‘It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’” Luke 15:32 (ESV) O: God celebrates! A: I know this parable is rich with truths about repentance, but today I just want to think about God celebrating. I want to rejoiceContinue reading “Today I Want To Celebrate!”

Little Flock

S: Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 (ESV) O: Oh the hope, joy, excitement, peace, acceptance, and love this statement conveys! “Little flock,” or in another translation, “dearest friends” – as if You are saying to them, “I know you feel small andContinue reading “Little Flock”

Because You Love Me

S: Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 (ESV) O: Some of the most beautiful words I’ve ever heard spoken are the ones uttered through prayer – I can’t even imagineContinue reading “Because You Love Me”

Hold Onto Me A Little Longer

S: The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:38-39 (ESV) O:Continue reading “Hold Onto Me A Little Longer”

A Good Heart

S: But the seed in the good earth – these are the good-hearts who seize the Word and hold on no matter what, sticking with it until there’s a harvest. Luke 8:15 (MSG) O: Good-hearts who seize the Word and hold on no matter what…sticking with it until there’s a harvest. A: When I hearContinue reading “A Good Heart”