I want to be alone ∙

I want to be alone ∙ He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and He began to teach them many things. – Mark 6:34 Matthew 14:13-14  13 Now when Jesus heard it, He withdrew from there in a boat, to a lonely place by Himself; and when the multitudesContinue reading “I want to be alone ∙”

God shakes His children ∙

God shakes His children ∙ This phrase, “Yet once more,” means that all of creation will be shaken and removed so that only unshakable things will remain. – Hebrews 12:27 Hebrews 12:25-29  25 Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel didContinue reading “God shakes His children ∙”

Fools for Christ’s sake ∙

Fools for Christ’s sake ∙ We are fools for Christ’s sake. – 1 Corinthians 4:10 1 Corinthians 4:9-16  9 Instead, I sometimes think God has put us apostles on display, like prisoners of war at the end of a victor’s parade, condemned to die. We have become a spectacle to the entire world – toContinue reading “Fools for Christ’s sake ∙”

What do you have that you did not receive? ∙

What do you have that you did not receive? ∙ What do you have that God hasn’t given you? – 1 Corinthians 4:7 1 Corinthians 4:1-7  1 So look at Apollos and me as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of explaining God’s mysteries.  2 Now, a person who is putContinue reading “What do you have that you did not receive? ∙”

He must increase ∙

He must increase ∙ He must increase, but I must decrease. – John 3:30 John 3:27-32  27 John replied, No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.  28 You yourselves know how plainly I told you, “I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for Him.”  29Continue reading “He must increase ∙”