Praying and Believing

Praying and Believing

We live in a cocky, self-confident culture where we think we know everything and can do everything. This produces a thought pattern that we got it and can figure it out, so we do not need to pray. Prayer is mainly used as a get out of trouble card when we’re stuck in...
Wilt Thou Be Made Whole (John 5:6)

Wilt Thou Be Made Whole (John 5:6)

The scene was pathetic; a sight which would have made any hospice, infirmary, nursing home or hospital look like a vacation home. In Jerusalem, by the sheep gate, there was a pool called Bethesda which in Hebrew meant House of Mercy. The pool had five porches and a...
Give It Up

Give It Up

There were five thousand people on the mountainside who had come to hear Jesus teach. According to Matthew’s account of the story, the session had gone on for a very long time with miracles, teaching and worship. The people were hungry and they had nothing to eat....
Weak and Weary

Weak and Weary

Have you ever been working at a task that was physically demanding and after you’ve been at it for a while, you get tired and cannot go on any more? Your body shuts down and you do not have the stamina or strength to continue and you must stop right where you are. In...
What Are You Saying

What Are You Saying

We are living in a time when everyone has something to say. We all have opinions and we want them to be heard. People are angry and yelling at each other and they are saying crazy things. The Bible gives us clear guidelines for our communication and conversations....
Invitation To Drink

Invitation To Drink

It was the last and greatest day of the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles and Jesus stood up and said in a loud voice “Let everyone who is thirsty come to me and drink” (John 7:37 NIV). This was a contrast to the Jewish teachers who were always seated when teaching and...