Tag Archives: relationship with Jesus

August 30 – Stop Telling People to Follow the Example of Christ

Psalm 129-131 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1 NCV) In between Paul’s admonitions on Christian freedom and eating meat sacrificed to demons and a teaching on head coverings, Paul includes … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

June 6 – Are We In Enough Trouble Yet?

2 Chronicles 25-27 John 16 “I told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have trouble, but be brave! I have defeated the world.” (John 16:33 NCV) One of the promises … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

April 11 – With Him or Against Him: The Choice is Yours

1 Samuel 17-18 Luke 11:1-28 “Anyone who is not with me is against me, and anyone who does not work with me is working against me.” (Luke 11:23 NCV) “God is God, and I am not.” This passage from Luke … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

March 13 – Be Ready!

Deuteronomy 19-21 Mark 13:21-37 “I tell you this, and I say this to everyone: ‘Be ready!’” (Mark 13:37 NCV) When Jesus talked with His disciples about the end of times He mentioned a lot of things that could be happening. … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

February 15 – We Can Choose Our Reaction

Leviticus 17-18 Matthew 27:27-50 “But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice and died.” (Matthew 27:50 NCV) He had endured the kangaroo court of the Sanhedrin. He’d been used as a pawn in the struggle between Pilate and the … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

January 23 – Yes, But I’m Still Washing My Hands…

Exodus 7-8 Matthew 15:1-20 “But what people say with their mouths comes from the way they think; these are the things that make people unclean. Out of the mind come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual sins, stealing, lying, and speaking … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

November 18 – Trials

Psalm 46; Zechariah 11:1-17; 1 Peter 1:3-9 Christian mythology is very interesting at times. One of my “favorite” Christian myths is that once you commit to following Jesus as your Savior, all your troubles will go away. I’m not sure … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

October 1 – Transparency

Psalm 37:1-9; Isaiah 7:1-9; Matthew 20:29-34 Time is winding down on the clock and the home team is driving for what could be a winning touchdown. The crowd roars as each play is bringing them closer to the end zone. … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

September 21 – Peace With a Purpose

John 20:19-31; 2 Chronicles 32; Psalm 88 It’s funny that we can talk about football, the latest movie, or a great restaurant and just enjoy the conversation. We can even get into heated arguments over our favorite sports teams and … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

September 20 – Defibrillators

Just a note: I have had to do some traveling to deal with family issues. This has disrupted the timing of my writing. I am hoping to catch up and get back on track within the next few days. John … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,