One healing; two stories. Paul and Barnabas must decide whether to go along with the world around them or swim against the flow. It's a decision that you must make every day if you are following Jesus.
We are called to take a God-shaped journey -- one that runs against the current of the world around us. To take that journey is to join in God's Great Reversal and find the way to fulfill God's purpose for our lives.
The assignment to announce the truest and deepest identity of Jesus falls to an unlikely person. If a doubting pessimist can move from seeing to believing, then you and I can move from believing to seeing.
What does God really look like? Where do we see His splendor and glory? John takes us on a dangerous and unlikely journey in order to prepare us for Easter and to give us a glimpse of the glory of God.
Every day we face two tests: The Test of Need and The Test of Plenty. In each test we have to decide whether we should focus on WHAT we think we need, or WHO it is that is the real source of Life! Find Him and you discover the Bread of Life.
Prayer infuses new and fresh life into an old and fading world. James gives a call to prayer and the same invitation is there for all today to receive. New life is only a prayer away, will you accept the invitation?
What does it take to be the difference in someone else's life? Jesus tells a story to a critic that points the way for us to be just that: the big difference. But to do so, we have to stop looking at ourselves.
The angel announced to the shepherds that the Savior had been born in Bethlehem. But what kind of Savior? Would he be a replacement for Caesar? Or would He fight a greater battle and win a greater victory?
How do you bring God into your world? This was Jesus' second test in the desert. Would He try to force God's hand, or would He let God come in His own perfect way? Jesus points the way for you and me to become a place where God can live in this world.
Leaders are made not in the palace but in the desert. This is where Jesus faced the first test of understanding what it meant to be God's Son -- the Messiah King. And because He passed His test, He is there for you and me in our desert experiences.
Becoming a godly leader doesn't just happen. King Josiah's story is the story of three distinct seasons of leadership, seasons that you I experience as we grow into being the leaders God intended us to be.