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”

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”

I Have A Question

S: But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. Mark 9:32 (ESV) O: Why were they afraid to ask You? Were they afraid because of how You responded to their bickering over the Pharisee’s yeast – their lack of understanding? Were they embarrassed that they still didn’t understand? Were theyContinue reading “I Have A Question”

The Whole Truth

S: Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. Mark 5:33 (NIV) emphasis mine. O: Funny how desperation brings about humility. Touching the hem of a stranger’s robe hoping it might be the freedom she’d been seeking, getting calledContinue reading “The Whole Truth”

Brought to Light

S: For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light. Mark 4:22 (NLT) O: I have often heard people quote this verse regarding lies or sneaky behavior – that the truth will eventually come to light, and the person’s true motive will be revealed.Continue reading “Brought to Light”

See, I told you!

S: He is not here; he is risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:6a (NIV) O: Because I know how the story ends, I wonder how or why the disciples were surprised by Your resurrection. You told them it would happen! And yet, how many times have You told me things about Yourself that IContinue reading “See, I told you!”

Hard Truths

S: They said to Jesus, “Teacher, we know that you’re an honest man of integrity and you teach us the truth of God’s ways. We can clearly see that you’re not one who speaks only to win the people’s favor, because you speak the truth without regard to the consequences. Matthew 22:16b (TPT) O: HardContinue reading “Hard Truths”