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What Do You Think of Jesus?

Mark 8: 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod”. (ESV)   Jesus was trying to teach His disciples about the influence of bad people in our lives. However, the disciples were thinking that Jesus was getting on to them for not bringing…

The Change

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NAU) “Do not be conformed…” – shaped, molded, to be guided by. “To this world” – the…

When Your Emotions Rule You

Mark 6: 22 and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you want, and I will give it to you.” 23 And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask of me, I will give…

The Best Food

“My life seems to be filled with wasted days and years.” Every heard that? Ever thought that? I would think it is a regular thought with most, if not all, of us. God had Isaiah to write about it. 2  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor…

Afraid of Jesus?

In the first six chapters of the book of Mark, we find Jesus healing people, casting out demons and calming the storm. The responses from the people vary tremendously. When Jesus healed a demon-possessed man, the people were afraid when they saw the man sitting with Jesus. When Jesus calmed the storm, the disciples were…

Abide in Jesus

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. (2 Jn. 1:9 ESV) It is not the responsibility of any church nor any individual Christian to make laws for God. As a matter of…

Let God Live In Your Mind

Mark 4: 40 And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (NASB) I don’t watch scary movies. I still remember the first scary movie I watched as a child. That movie was “Dracula,” and the frightening characters and scenes lived in my dreams for weeks. Like “Dracula,” there…

Consider The Lilies

Is your mind troubled and weary? Why not take Jesus’ advice? First, take a walk, preferably in the woods. Or, sit on your deck or porch. Second, change the attention of your mind. Let your mind focus on the things you see and hear around you. Notice the trees, the flowers, the birds, the animals,…

Jesus Chose You

Mark 3:13 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons…

Be Careful What You Listen To

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. (ESV) I often put music in the background when I’m doing some work; sometimes I pay attention to the words, but other times, I do not. On one occasion, I heard my kids yell “dad…