Intro – Jesus is publicly insulted, but a woman in the crowd, appalled by such behavior, takes matters into her own hands. Who was this woman and what did she do to honor Jesus?
Everything that any man could ever want is found in the presence of our holy God. Every longing is met, every aspiration fulfilled, every thirst quenched, and every hunger satisfied.
Sin knocks on the door of our hearts and wants to come in masquerading as our friend and servant, but once we let it in, it becomes our master and never wants to leave.
I have some good news for you today. Even though we all have times where we stumble. These are the times to remember that our relationship with God is based upon him and his perfect record, not us and our imperfect record. Let’s learn how this can set us free.
Imagine if you were sick or could not walk for 38 years. Imagine if Jesus healed you from that. Imagine if Jesus then said, “Don’t fall into sin so that nothing worse will happen to you.” What could be worse than being sick for 38 years? We’ll find out today.
The song Blessed Assurance describes the kind of life we want, not a life of seeing how much we can get away with, not a life of half-heartedness, and not a life of reluctant, begrudging obedience, but a life of happy holiness. Let’s learn more about it.
What did holiness look like on Jesus? He was perfect, yet he always was getting into trouble with religious people and was loved by sinful people. I think it’s time we take a good, hard look at Jesus and ask him to show us what holiness is and isn’t.
It seems impossible to understand true holiness, but if we do not, will we ever be full of joy as the Lord promised, because holiness and happiness belong together? Who can help us? It’s time to take a good, long look at Jesus Christ.
Did you know that before God laid the earth’s foundations, he had you in mind, and he settled on you as the focus of his love, to make you whole and holy?
Is it possible to be happy and holy at the same time? I fear that many of us may have bought into the lie that if we want to have joy, we should not follow Christ. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Jesus is making His way to Galilee. He travels through the province of Samaria and at a well near the village of Sychar enters a discussion with a woman that would reveal the depths of her heart and change her life forever.
The first word of the first chapter in the book of Psalms is “happy.” The last word in Psalm 1 isperish. It is as if the writer is saying, “I am holding out two paths for you. One brings happiness, onewill cause you to perish. Which path will you choose?”
If God is a loving, all powerful God, why does he allow evil and suffering to exist?
Spirit and Truth – God says we need both if we are to worship him.
There was once a widow who would not be silenced and finally received what she needed. Jesus told this famous story, and it has many lessons for us. Let’s learn them together.