“Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied. “I am,” Jesus said. (Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.) As Jesus said “I am,” they all drew back and fell to the ground! (John 18:5-6) Read: 2 Samuel 14:1 – 15:22, John 18:1-24, Psalm 119:97-112, Proverbs 16:8-9 Relate: Ego Eimi. I exist. It is I. I am. However you want to translate it,…
Like the crowds who followed Jesus, the crowds who are hearing and reading Joel Osteen are all coming for the wrong reasons. They have the wrong motivations.
The ripple effects of what we do will always go further than we can ever possibly imagine.
The Lord hears the cry of the needy and does not despise His captive people. Do we?
Jesus is the only one who, once dead, raised Himself back to life. His visit to the grave was a short one. He was just making a delivery (my sin), and doing some vandalism (kicked down the gates) and theft (the keys).
Vampires don’t exist but if they did, the Bible stands clear that they are evil. Yes, I said it. Vampires are evil. So are you.
If you have sinned in any of these ways, you are guilty. You must give back whatever you stole, or the money you took by extortion, or the security deposit, or the lost property you found, or anything obtained by swearing falsely. You must make restitution by paying the full price plus an additional twenty percent to…