Friendly persuasion ∙

Friendly persuasion ∙ Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. – 2 Corinthians 5:11 John 16:7-11  7 But I tell you the truth, it is best for you that I go away because if I do not, the Helper will not come. If I do go away,Continue reading “Friendly persuasion ∙”

Hide and seek ∙

Hide and seek ∙ The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. – Luke 19:10 Luke 19:1-10  1 Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town.  2 There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich.Continue reading “Hide and seek ∙”

Failure to communicate? ∙

Failure to communicate? ∙ “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” – Mark 4:23 Mark 4:23-25  23 “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”  24 Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given – and you will receiveContinue reading “Failure to communicate? ∙”

Nowhere Man ∙

Nowhere Man ∙ Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, regularly eating at the king’s table. Now he was lame in both feet. – 2 Samuel 9:13 1 Samuel 20:14-17  14 [Jonathan told David] and may you treat me with the faithful love of the LORD as long as I live. But if I die,  15 treat myContinue reading “Nowhere Man ∙”

The beloved are nots

The beloved are nots God blesses those who are poor in spirit and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. – Matthew 5:3 1 Corinthians 1:26-28  26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.Continue reading “The beloved are nots”