Christianity without “the fruit of the Spirit” is harsh, bland, and unappetizing

We can push the religion side of things hard, but unless we are really living for Jesus, filled with the Spirit, trusting in God, we present something that is harsh, bland, and unappetizing. Continue reading Christianity without “the fruit of the Spirit” is harsh, bland, and unappetizing

from the lips of children (sweet hosannas!)

The leading priests and the teachers of religious law saw these wonderful miracles and heard even the children in the Temple shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David.” But the leaders were indignant. They asked Jesus, “Do you hear what these children are saying?” “Yes,” Jesus replied. “Haven’t you ever read the Scriptures? For they say, ‘You have taught children and infants to give you … Continue reading from the lips of children (sweet hosannas!)

love – poured out, running over

[Jesus said] “Give love and mercy the same as your Father gives love and mercy. Don’t judge others, and God will not judge you. Don’t condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands—more than you can hold. You … Continue reading love – poured out, running over

good questions are an invitation to the great journey

  As Jesus continued down the road, a man ran up, knelt before him, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Why do you call me good?” – Mark 10:17-18 “fait accompli” – a thing that has already happened, or been decided, before those affected hear about it, leaving them with no option but to accept. One of the more … Continue reading good questions are an invitation to the great journey

why the Bible is animate and interactive, rather than static and without life

 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” – Matthew 19:23-24 One of the things I love most about … Continue reading why the Bible is animate and interactive, rather than static and without life