WHAT ARE YOU MADE FOR?

WHAT ARE YOU MADE FOR?

In Mark 2:27, Jesus says, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” The principle from Jesus is brilliant and applies to so many other things where we miss the point of something entirely and reverse the focus. We are religious about obsessing over the...
DO YOU EAT WITH SCUM?

DO YOU EAT WITH SCUM?

But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?” Mark 2:16 (LB) I once remarked mostly to myself, “Why would Jesus eat with scum?” My friend who...
HARD PRESSED

HARD PRESSED

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9   Have you ever felt like Paul in this passage? Disappointments, obstacles, failures, conflicts,...
HOW ARE YOU DOING?

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

God says to us “I remember the devotion of your youth…” (Jeremiah 2:2, NIV). How are you doing with that? Do we remember the devotion we had as a new believer? How does it rate with our zeal for God today? Are we full of the little things that bless God, or are we...
THE HEART OF A B4Ter

THE HEART OF A B4Ter

This post is written from notes from a talk given by Rick Love. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. (Proverbs 4:23, NIV) Like a magnet, this verse has kept drawing me back to its truth, demanding further meditation and obedience. Guard...