What is our cross to bear? Denying ourselves and giving up our lives in order to follow Christ.
Do you trust in who Jesus is enough to put who you are and what is yours into His hands?
When the brokenness around us causes groaning within us, do we long to see Christ set it right?
Jesus says it isn't what we put inside ourselves that defiles us, but what comes out the heart.
"Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while". Don't spend your life escaping, fight until you find your rest in Christ.
Jesus always gives us more than we bargain for when we draw near to Him, but He also requires more of us than what we want to give.
In the Spirit we have assurance of eternal life in Christ, but Jesus requires us to be patient. But He is gentle, He knows that patience is hard.
The demon possessed man had been destroyed physically, mentally, and spiritually. Jesus shows His power in casting them out and restoring him fully.
Jesus came to be light, to begin to reveal what is hidden.
Are the distractions taking place of the good seed and choking it out?
Disbelief in what Jesus is doing is a rejection of Jesus and His purpose. When you are brought near to Jesus, what are you going to do with Him?
The Joy of Jesus doesn't fit into the life we already live, He comes to burst us open.
To love someone is to want to bring them to Jesus. But first, you have to know how to get there.
Look for Jesus in the desolate places, where we are exposed and vulnerable. He meets us there, and we find rest in Him there.
God the Father loves His Son, not because of what the Son has done, but because of who He is.
God doesn't judge the way we do, instead He waits to be gracious and to show mercy.
How have we responded to the reminder that Jesus, King of Kings, has been born?
We see two different reactions to Jesus through Herod and Joseph; One clings to his throne, one gives his control over to God.
How will our troubling, our skeptical questioning, be changed into Joy filled worship?
Immanuel is not a suggestion, He is a reality. How are we going to respond to Him?