Connected :: Holy Spirit

Connected :: Holy Spirit

Sunday, May 23, 2021 John 15:26 But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. Let’s not miss the strategic placement of this statement in Jesus’ discourse from John 15. Throughout all the topics Jesus… Continue Reading

Connected :: The Hike of Faith

Connected :: The Hike of Faith

Sunday, May 16, 2020 John 15:18-19 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates… Continue Reading

Connected :: Love One Another

Connected :: Love One Another

May 9, 2021 Love One Another John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” The Gospel of John has 21 chapters — five of which are devoted to the activities and teachings that occur on only one evening of Jesus’ life: the evening before the cross. John (being… Continue Reading

Connected :: Full Joy

Connected :: Full Joy

Sunday, April 25, 2021 Connected :: Full Joy John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. Full joy…. Jesus’ joy in us — both sound pretty awesome! Full joy! How did Jesus know that our joy sometimes leaks? Or, perhaps more… Continue Reading

Connected: Bear Fruit

Connected: Bear Fruit

CONNECTED :: John 15 John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. This one verse gives us so much to ponder and meditate on: Jesus as the vine (we are… Continue Reading

Inextinguishable Light : April 4, 2021

Inextinguishable Light : April 4, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021 Matthew 28:5-6 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Looking for Jesus in a place he isn’t. Nope, (my… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit X

Light In The Pit X

Sunday, March 28, 2021 Genesis 50:20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Joseph had come to the place in his faith where he utterly believed in the goodness of God; the conviction… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit IX

Light In The Pit IX

Light in the pit: Genesis 48-49 Genesis 48:11 And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also.”  Has God ever gone above and beyond what you ever even expected? That is part of what Jacob is expressing to his son Joseph. For 20+… Continue Reading

March 7, 2021

March 7, 2021

Genesis 46 :: Light in the Pit Genesis 46:1 So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. Here we see what Jacob does in the midst of these life-changing events: his sons returning from Egypt twice with more than they had… Continue Reading

Light In The Pit VIII

Light In The Pit VIII

Genesis 45 :: Light in the Pit Genesis 45:4-5 So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me… Continue Reading