The Heart: Part 1

“Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were…

A Spiritual Test

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you — unless you fail the test?” – 2 Corinthians 13:5   Paul instructed the members of the church in Corinth to test themselves in order to determine if they were true followers of Jesus. His…

Be Clean!

“And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, ‘If you will, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, ‘I will; be clean.’ And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. And Jesus sternly charged…

Radical Christianity

“Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther,…

The King Has Come

“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying ‘ The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” – Mark 1:14-15   According to Scripture, the only two kingdoms that exist are the kingdom of man and the…

God Works in Strange Ways

“Jesus replied, ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’” – John 13:7   It has been said quite often that God works in strange ways. Isaiah 55:8-9 state, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are…