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Archive for July 2015

“sheep in the midst of wolves”

July 30, 2015

Jesus said, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matthew 10:16). I would prefer to not be in the midst of wolves even with a gun and ammunition, but definitely not as a helpless sheep.  Yet Jesus said that is how […]

“the harvest”

July 29, 2015

Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38; Luke 10:2; John 4:35). Jesus felt compassion for the people (Matthew 9:36).  He wanted them to be saved.  Do you have the same compassion for the lost?  If […]

“where their worm does not die”

July 28, 2015

Jesus said, “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched — where ‘Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’  And if your […]

“If anyone wants to be first”

July 27, 2015

Jesus said, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35).  He said this in response to His disciples discussing which of them was greatest (:33-34).  He was teaching them that true greatness before God comes through humility before others. “I’m first.”  I hear these or […]

“to him who believes”

July 24, 2015

Jesus said, “All things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).  He said these words in response to a man with a spirit-possessed son (:17).  His disciples could not cast out the spirit (:18).  The man told Jesus, “But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!” (:22), to which […]

“What will it profit…?”

July 23, 2015

Jesus asked, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26). You know the answer, so live like it. Have a great day in His word!

“take up his cross”

July 22, 2015

Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24). Sometimes today people make a comment like, “We all have our cross to bear”, referring to different burdens in life.  Those in the first century understood something quite different about someone taking […]

“he must deny himself”

July 21, 2015

Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24). Jesus not only preached denying self, He also practiced it.  “…who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied […]

“If anyone wishes to come after Me,…”

July 20, 2015

Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24). Children with life-threatening medical conditions have the opportunity to make a wish known and realized through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Every year it fulfills wishes such as meeting a sports star, being a […]

“Get behind Me, Satan!”

July 10, 2015

Jesus said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s” (Matthew 16:23).  Those are strong words.  Why would Jesus say such a thing to him? When Peter heard that Jesus was going to suffer and be killed, he […]