One of my favorite songs growing up was "I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul, and Mary. My favorite part of the song was, "'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane, Don't know when I'll be back again." It was the sense of freedom that got to me. I wouldn't have to go … Continue reading I Am Leaving
Jesus has overcome the world. The question is, do we believe?
One sure thing that kills joy is to just turn on the news. No matter which news network you turn on it seems they are all about doom and gloom. Very rarely you hear something that will bring joy to one's heart. The disciples wanted to change channels. Jesus in John 16, tried to prepare … Continue reading Joy Be Filled
How many times have you heard that phrase? If you had a penny for each time someone said it to you... This is one phrase Jesus probably never said to His disciples. In John 16, we see that He knew what was going on in their heads and what they were talking to each other … Continue reading A Penny For Your Thoughts
This week we see that Jesus is better than Santa Clause in that, He knows what we are thinking. He also talks about joy.
Ever have things pile up on you to the point you are about to break? I know I have. When my oldest son was diagnosed with hydrocephalus every other sentence was basically this could happen and he could die. I was at the point that I didn't want to hear from her but another doctor. … Continue reading Can’t Take Much More
We all have had someone that we were very close to, spent a lot of time with either move or die. Sometimes we find ourselves reaching for the phone to call them just to realize that the number we were getting ready to dial they were no longer at. The sadness and emptiness of the … Continue reading Gone
Lest's find out more about the Holy Spirit this week.
So I'm playing a little play on words here. Play along with me. When Jesus returned to heaven God the Father sent the Helper, Holy Spirit in Acts to. In John 15 the last two verses, Jesus tells that the Spirit will bear witness of Him and lead us into truth. With the Spirit in … Continue reading Witness
In John 14, we saw that Jesus left to prepare us a place to live with Him. That means we do not belong to this world. We have a better place waiting for us. So as we travel through the place we have to remember that we will experience those that aren't so friendly to us. … Continue reading Not Of This World