How great is your love?

When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him…

Behold the Lamb

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 NIV To the Jews, the unblemished lamb was an animal used in the temple for sacrifice. It was offered to appease God’s judgement for sin. Even at the beginning of…

Do not judge

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own…

His heart overflowed with compassion

Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him. A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart…

“Your sins are forgiven”

Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a sleeping mat. They tried to take him inside to Jesus, but they couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in…

At Rest

Jesus was able to entrust the successful outcome of his earthly mission into his Father’s hands, and did not fear stepping back from its demands for a while. In no sense was he driven by the fear of failure, the size of the task, the enormity of the responsibility, or the time constraints upon him….

Great Faith

When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will…

What have you heard?

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment.“ “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you…

He sees!

One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them. “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.God…

Rules and Rulebreakers

Some think Christianity is about following rules in order to earn salvation or eternal life. But it’s not! Christianity is all about relying on God’s grace, which is his unearned favor. Pharisees and teachers of the Law in Jesus’ time strictly enforced the law of Moses. They were convinced following it to the letter would…