Hiding from the consequences of our sin seems to be our knee jerk reaction, but it does not work.
We can either worship Jesus as God or with that crowd we must pick up the stones. There is no other choice. Which do you believe? Is Jesus God or is He a blasphemer?
Jesus said “I am the Good Shepherd” Not “a” good shepherd, “the” Good Shepherd.
Why did it take an untrained boy who was unfamiliar with the situation and untrained in the methods of conventional warfare to destroy Goliath?
A brief time with God before bed and an extended one with Him early in the morning is the best way to make sure He stays first in my life.
Thirst is just a fact of life. Just like hunger, it comes and goes. When I satisfy the need, it goes away… for a time. This is true now, it was true two thousand years ago and it will be true into the future for as long as people inhabit the earth. So when Jesus spoke about drinking water that will take away your thirst forever, it almost seems impossible to imagine.
Jesus spoke to demons and they fled. He spoke to dead girls and they sat up. He spoke to blind eyes, and they opened. He spoke to lepers and they were cured. He gave thanks to God and five thousand men (plus uncounted women and children) were fed from one little kid’s snack. Jesus speaks to sinners and they are forgiven. He is still speaking.
For the sake of a little peace and quiet, I caved in. I compromised my values.
Science is a great teacher. It is an excellent tool and any Christian who fears it or its findings only demonstrates their personal lack of faith in a great big God who beggars definitions, defies limitations, and destroys the boxes we are so desperate to create for Him to keep ourselves comfortable.
First He says, “Today”
Then He continues, “You will be with me”
Finally, “In Paradise”