Prof. Johan Malan, Middelburg, South Africa (January 2009) The parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37 (NKJV) is related as follows: “And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said to him, What is written in the law? What is your … Continue reading The Good Samaritan
Bob Goff | Proverbs 31 Ministries “Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” Proverbs 17:9 (NIV) A handful of sand has about 400,000 grains of sand in it. If you live 85 years and meet about a dozen people a day, you’ll encounter this number of … Continue reading Living Undistracted in our Relationships
Sunday (Night) Preaching: Jan 2 2022 - Different Types of Kisses Were Given Throughout the Bible, Such as Deception, Love, Gratitude, Betrayal, Repentance, and Reconciliation. Scripture: Genesis 29:13-14 https://youtu.be/H759eEDc5Tk
Think about this for a second. Jesus knew. He goes into that room with His disciples. He knows He is going to be betrayed. He knows it is Judas who will turn against him. He knows that He has been sold out for a handful of silver. Stabbed in the back by one He has … Continue reading Jesus knew that Judas would betray him.
"She turned herself back, and saw Jesus"Joh 20:14 The Love of MaryWe must remember that Mary in the garden was eagerly seeking for the Lord. She was filled with a love that would not let Him go. Others might leave the garden in despair: Mary must still haunt the sacred precincts. It was dark, and … Continue reading Turning Back to See
"And that is why, if we are ever to wait nobly, in the teeth of all our natural impatience, we must be taught to love the Lord our God." "I wait on thee." (Psa_25:21) In the great biblical thought of waiting upon God there are several interwoven strands of meaning, and it is well to … Continue reading Waiting Upon God
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12) Ah! The "Golden Rule" is so straightforward, isn't it? Sometimes we make things, especially religious things, far too complicated and complex. I love the Bible because it is so often … Continue reading Do to others what you would have them do to you.
He commanded that something should be given her to eat (Mar_5:43) The Manifestation of the Divine and Human Jesus This is an exquisite and charming instance of the thoughtfulness of Jesus. Such a detail would never have been given had this been a story of the imagination. Jairus and his wife would forget everything in … Continue reading The Thoughtfulness of Jesus
by LISA BLAIR The story about Christ washing feet is a parable. Washing feet is metaphoric. Christ was demonstrating how to humble ourselves in service to others. This story illustrates a spiritual lesson – we should always behave in a spirit of humility, loving others, and becoming like Christ. There was a time when I … Continue reading Is Washing Feet more than a Foot Washing?
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith [our ability to confidently trust in God and in His power].”Luke 17:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
There is a reason we need to humbly request the Lord to increase our faith.
The number one reason is because as we increase our faith (which means trust) in our Beloved we get to know Him ,love Him and worship Him more and more thereby getting ever closer to Him.
The number two reason is that when our faith increases so too does our confidence in the Lord whenever satan comes a knocking. Having confidence in the Lord terrifies satan and his minions. Number three is because when others observe our faith it is a great witness to the power of Christ. This is a powerful witnessing tool.
Show me the way, Lord, let my light shine As an example of…
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