Be Alert! Pay Attention!

Acts 20:18-21 ESV “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; how I did not shrink from declaring to you … Continue reading Be Alert! Pay Attention!

God Does Not Betray

John 13:21 ESV After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” Facing the Reality Summary John 13:1-11 Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father. Now it was the Feast of … Continue reading God Does Not Betray

Would You Follow Jesus?

“And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the … Continue reading Would You Follow Jesus?

Bought with a Price

Luke 9:23 ESV And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Following Jesus Christ means dying to our old selfish natures, and to what we want out of this life. And, it means dying to sin daily, by his … Continue reading Bought with a Price

If You Love Me

John 14:15, 21, 23-24 NASB (Jesus speaking) “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” “If anyone loves … Continue reading If You Love Me

Are We Ashamed?

Luke 9:22 NIV And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” These things had to take place, for this was God’s plan that … Continue reading Are We Ashamed?

Follow Him

Jesus said that if anyone would come after him, i.e. if he would be one of his followers, he (or she) must first of all deny (disallow; repudiate; forbid) himself, i.e. renounce his life of sin, of selfishness, and of following his own will and way for his life. He must take up his cross … Continue reading Follow Him