Not To Be Served

“…even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  (Matthew 20:28, ESV) I have a confession. I like to be pampered and served. I enjoy going out to eat and having the wait staff cater to my desires. It makes me... Continue Reading →

Culture Shock! :Guatemala Part 2

"And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled."  (Luke 14:23, ESV) It was the middle of the day when we disembarked the plane that had transported us from Miami to Guatemala International Airport. I was quite surprised by... Continue Reading →

Walk In Love

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV). We often describe the Christian life as a journey, or more specifically a walk. I believe there are good reasons for that. When... Continue Reading →

Duty

“So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty'” (‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬). "Before you get any dessert, you need to eat all of your dinner." "You won't get your allowance until your room is clean and you've made your... Continue Reading →

Through Love… Serve

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians‬ ‭5:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I remember longing for the day that I would be an adult. I wanted the freedom to do as I pleased, make my own decisions, be my... Continue Reading →

The Way You Should Go

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you" (Psalms 32:8 ESV). I have spent far too many years praying that God would bless my choices and decisions. At face value, that doesn't seem like a bad thing. But did God send... Continue Reading →

And So I Spoke

“Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for... Continue Reading →

Stewards

"This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful" (1 Corinthians 4:1-2 ESV). I have been a follower of Jesus for a long time. There have been times when I was faithful. And there have been... Continue Reading →

Jump In!

“So Jesus said to them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing"‭‭ (John‬ ‭5:19-20‬a... Continue Reading →

We Are Seeds

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow... Continue Reading →

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