When Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem to begin rebuilding the walls, he had no idea just exactly what he was stepping into.
As minor as they seem, these problems are my problems right in the moment and I could sure use a ray of sunshine in my life.
If you knew you would not fail, what would you attempt?
God does what He is going to do only after we have done all that we can. It is not always the case, but it is true enough to make it a rule and then point out the exceptions.
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).
As soon as the last jar was topped, the miracle stopped.
If you knew that you would not fail, what would you attempt?
And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road. (Mark 10:52) Read: Leviticus 25:47-27:13, Mark 10:32-52, Psalm 45:1-17, Proverbs 10:22 Relate: The miracle isn’t complete until the change takes place. Before talking about Bartimaeus I want to talk about another miracle Jesus performed. He came upon…
If we were come face to face with one of these men, we would feel at least a little timid inside.
Rise up, O Lord, in all your power. With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts. (Psalm 21:13) Read: Genesis 50:1-26, Exodus 1:1-2:10, Matthew 16:13-17:9, Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 5:1-6 React: Jacob dies. Joseph dies. A new Pharaoh comes to power who isn’t a big fan of the Hebrew people. Slavery ensues. Four hundred years of oppression follows. Things…