A Faithful Servant

Read:  Luke 19: 11-27 Key Verse: Luke 19:19 In these verses, Jesus is speaking to His disciples about His kingdom. The disciples believed that Jesus would set up His kingdom when they reached Jerusalem, but Jesus was telling them that He would have to leave before His kingdom could be established. Jesus was also saying to […]

Where is Your Heart?

Read: Luke 18:18-30 Key Verses: Luke 18:29-30 This passage has become a favorite passage of mine in the past year. It is amazing how He has used this passage to change my life. Last May I decided to take this passage literally. I started selling all of my possessions. I had a yard sale where I sold […]

A Childlike Faith

Read:  Luke 18:15-17 Key Verses:   Luke 18:16-17 This is a short passage but I have a lot to say about it. These verses have had a major impact on my life. As a teenager, I read these verses and decided that I wanted to be a teacher. After high school, I started teaching preschool. I […]

The Tax Collector

Read:  Luke 18:9-14 Key verses: Luke 18:13-14 This passage reminds me of a discussion that I had once with a friend named Mike. Mike is an atheist, but he asked me once, “If God exists, why wouldn’t I go to heaven? I’m a good man.” He then went on to list all of the good things […]

The Kingdom of God

Read: Luke 17:20-25 Key verses:  There is a kingdom that cannot be seen with the eyes. There is a kingdom that cannot be touched with our hands. There is a kingdom that cannot be tasted by the tongue or smelt by our noses. But this kingdom can be seen by the heart. This kingdom can be […]

Worship

  Worship…I see that word, pause, look out the window and think…Life. Worship. Life. Worship is more than singing song and listening to a sermon. Worship is our lives, the way we live. Worship is devoting every minute, every second to glorifying God. Worship is saturating our lives in Him and His truth. Worship happens […]

Looking Back

My birthday is just a couple of weeks away, and it seems that every year around this time I become more reflective and introspective. This year I am worse than ever. I don’t know if it is because I am getting closer to 40 or if it is because my 20 year class reunion is […]

A Week of Silence

I had unplanned week of silence. I lost my voice on Sunday afternoon, and I couldn’t speak without difficulty until today. Even now I sound a little hoarse. I don’t know how I lost my voice or what was wrong. But I know that it took me not talking at all for a day for […]