Mark 9:24 (Help My Unbelief)

The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Read: Leviticus 20:22-27, Leviticus 21, Leviticus 22:1-16, Mark 9:1-29, Psalms 43:1-5, Proverbs 10:18 Relate: I have always known that I serve a powerful and capable God, but understanding has not always translated to a belief that God will be…

The Will of Another

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?…

You Always Hear

So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” (John 11:41-42) Read: Jeremiah 27:1 – 28:17, Jeremiah 51:59-64,…

Set Apart and Sent

Jesus replied, “It is written in your own Scriptures that God said to certain leaders of the people, ‘I say, you are gods!’ And you know that the Scriptures cannot be altered. So if those people who received God’s message were called ‘gods,’ why do you call it blasphemy when I say, ‘I am the…

A Deeper Truth

The Father and I are one. (John 10:30) Read: 2 Chronicles 19:1 – 20:37, Romans 10:14 – 11:12, Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 20:4-6 Relate: Six words. Has there ever been a more dynamic statement packed into such a short statement? Is there any other statement on the nature of God that has been so hotly debated or so closely dissected? If I…

Testimony

The Father who sent me is with me. Your own law says that if two people agree about something, their witness is accepted as fact. I am one witness, and my Father who sent me is the other.” “Where is your father?” they asked. Jesus answered, “Since you don’t know who I am, you don’t…

John 5:31-32 (My Father’s Testimony)

If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. There is another who testifies in my favor,and I know that his testimony about me is true. (John 5:31-32) Read: 2 Samuel 2:1 – 3:5, 2 Samuel 23:8-39, 1 Chronicles 3:1-4, 1 Chronicles 11:10-47 Relate: I ran cross country for a couple years way back in high…

John 4:46-50 (Believe)

As he traveled through Galilee, he came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was…

Will You Dance? (10/1/13)

Read: Isaiah 62:6-65:25, Philippians 2:19-3:3, Psalm 73:1-28, Proverbs 24:13-14 In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years. (Isaiah 63:9) Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. (Psalm…