Desperate For Love

She saw an opportunity to be loved and took it. Unfortunately, she was grasping at shadows.

Dead Branches

I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. (John 15:1-2) Read: Matthew 12:22 – 13:9, Mark 3:20 – 4:20, Luke 8:1-8 Relate: The autumn months seem to bring…

Longing

Ricky Bobby likes that 8lb 6oz baby Jesus in a diaper. His son likes ninja Jesus fighting off evil Samurai, Cal likes tuxedo T-shirt Jesus, and each and every one of us have fashioned an image of God that we are most comfortable with. We are longing for a Jesus that will meet our own needs and expectations when He is offering us so much more.

Thirsty

Jesus was making it plain for all to hear that He is God and that He is the fulfillment of their deepest longing.

John 4:15 (Longing)

“Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.” (John 4:15) Read: Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:1 Relate: A while back I was browsing around the internet mostly just wasting time when I “stumbled upon” A website that gave twenty-three reasons to become…

John 3:1-2 (Nicodemus)

There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.” (John 3:1-2) Daily Bible Reading: Leviticus 7:1 –…

John 2:17 (For Your House)

Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: “Passion for God’s house will consume me.” (John 2:17) Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 37:1 – 39:31 Relate: The word is ‘akal. Passion for God’s house will consume me. It will ‘akal me. The word means to devour. In the Tanakh (the Old Testament) the word appears over…