The One Jesus Loved

Would I be willing to have my name completely removed from the picture? If total obedience means complete obscurity, am I willing to walk down that road?

The Ten C’s

I’ve read recently that those claiming to be “spiritual but not religious” are actually performing an act of linguistic terrorism. They are placing themselves in a position where they can snipe and criticize others while avoiding any stand of their own. In the desire to feel good about themselves, they are also avoiding any attempt at truth.

Glory Given

I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. (John 17:22-23)…

Finished

I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began. (John 17:4-5) Read: John 15:18 – 17:26 Relate: My internet browsing the other day led me to a specific blog on leadership and I just want to…

The One Jesus Loved

The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom he could mean. The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table. Simon Peter motioned to him to ask, “Who’s he talking about?” So that disciple leaned over to Jesus and asked, “Lord, who is it?” (John 13:22-25) Read: Ezra 4:7-23, 7:1 – 8:36 Relate: The…

All of Me

When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!” Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.” Simon Peter…

John 5:44 (Cannot Believe)

No wonder you can’t believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God. (John 5:44) Read: 2 Samuel 8:15 – 10:19, 1 Chronicles 6:16-53, 18:14 – 19:19 Relate: There is a very popular preacher and author who has often been misunderstood and taken…

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 4:37-38 (Digging and Reopening)

You know the saying, ‘One plants and another harvests.’ And it’s true. I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.” (John 4:37-38) Read: Judges 3:31 – 6:40 Relate: Isaac spent a lot of time digging wells and it was all for…

John 3:30 (Be Glorified)

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. (John 3:30) Daily Bible Reading: Numbers 22:1 – 24:25 Relate: A guy was walking the beach near Los Angeles one day when he noticed a pile of rubble washed up along the shore. In among this rubbish was an old tarnished oil lamp. Curious,…