DO YOU HAVE A GOOD NAME?

DAY 33 Mark 6:14b-15  Some people thought He was John the Baptist, who had come back to life with the power to work miracles. Others thought he was Elijah or some other prophet who had lived long ago. We read about Herod who heard about Jesus because he had become so well known. His name... Continue Reading →

RESPONDING IN FEAR

DAY 30 Mark 5:15,17 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons sitting there, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Then they began to plead with Him to depart from their region. It is quite interesting because hearing the story of... Continue Reading →

TAKE TIME TO REFUEL

DAY 21 Mark 3:20,21 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. Jesus was deemed by His family as "out of his mind" because He... Continue Reading →

AIM FOR THE FINISH

DAY 17 Hebrews 6:11,12 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. The diligence expected from this charge was to span across a period... Continue Reading →

COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION

DAY 16 Mark 2:21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse. When ours mind are renewed, that transformation has to be translated into every other facet of our living: our... Continue Reading →

“AND THEY SHARED HER JOY”

357/365 Among the assets any person can have in their skillset, one of the most useful is the grace to discern the hearts of men. Some schools of thought, particularly in the field of psychology, argue this skillset can be acquired through training and learning. One suggested way then to discern patterns in a bid... Continue Reading →

SHINE BRIGHTER

350/365 We read about John who presented as a shining and burning light, but those sent to him 'chose to rejoice in his light for a season.(John 5:35)' Note the emphasis on the duration of their mingling with his light 'for a while'. Regardless of how dimly a light shines, it has the potential to... Continue Reading →

DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK?

Luke 7:24-26 An interesting question about pursuit comes into the frame of conversation in the address Jesus gives today's Gospel. We read it as follows: When John’s messengers left, Jesus began speaking to the crowds about John: “What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what... Continue Reading →

THE CROWD IS NOT YOUR ALLY

338/365 Luke 5:19 Because of the crowd, however, they could find no way to take him in. So they carried him up on the roof, made an opening in the tiles, and let him down on his bed into the middle of the group in front of Jesus A rather brusk information to start with... Continue Reading →

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