Matthew 14:22-33, New Revised Standard Version Storms happen frequently. Storms create uncertainty. Stormy winds are not to cause fear, but to draw us closer into a deeper of trust in Jesus Christ. Instead of running from the storm, there is a sense that Jesus is calling the disciples into storm. In order to move forward … Continue reading Storms Bring Revelation!
Matthew 6:9-15, NRSV We are called to be kingdom collaborators not self-sufficient individuals. The Lord’s Prayer is a prayer for a community of disciples and so we ask for our daily bread and the forgiveness of our sins and protection and deliverance from tests, trials, and temptations for all of us. The ending of the … Continue reading These Three Things Equal Triumph!
Matthew 6:9-13, NRSV Jesus is teaching the disciples to prepare for the world by being aware of the temptations and the evil (one) in the world. Back in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve are confronted with temptation. Temptations come daily! And evil is real! Both are so real that we cannot avoid them. … Continue reading Transforming Trials
Matthew 6:11, Common English Bible During the forty years between the time the Israelites left Egypt and entered the Promised Land, they faced harsh conditions, including a scarcity of food. To alleviate this problem, God miraculously provided the Israelites with “bread from heaven,” called “manna.” The manna appeared each morning, and the Israelites were given … Continue reading Just Ask!
Matthew 6:9-14, Common English Bible Remember as a child when someone asked you how big was God and you responded, “This BIG!” As wide as your arms could possibly spread open, God was simply that BIG! God was always within the heart and imagination of a child until the idea of God being in heaven … Continue reading God is That BIG!