A Witness Against You

I am grateful for the Law. It is like a flashlight shining on those darker spots in my life I would rather ignore. It is a witness against me.

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Luke 2:52 (Royal Rangers)

Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people. (Luke 2:52) Read: Numbers 26:1-51, Luke 2:36-52, Psalm 60:1-12, Proverbs 11:15 Relate: There is something to be said for order, tradition, and repetition. Normally, I’m not a big fan of two out of those three, but there are times, places, and…

Of This World

Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not. That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.”  “Who are you?” they demanded. Jesus replied, “The…

John 5:11-13 (Into the Crowd)

But he replied, “The man who healed me told me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’” “Who said such a thing as that?” they demanded. The man didn’t know, for Jesus had disappeared into the crowd. (John 5:11-13) Read: 1 Samuel 9:1 – 12:25 Relate: There are some people who really hate the limelight. They will do anything…

John 3:22 (Balance)

Then Jesus and his disciples left Jerusalem and went into the Judean countryside. Jesus spent some time with them there, baptizing people. (John 3:22) Daily Bible Reading: Numbers 11:1 – 13:33 Relate: If there is one thing I don’t do nearly enough of, it is intentionally spending time with just one or two friends. I tend to…

Upward, Inward, Outward (John 1:15)

Read: Genesis 28:6 – 30:24 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’” (John 1:15) Relate: Almost every time I am preaching or teaching on a…