HIGHER EDUCATION

“. . . I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.” “I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence . . .”  (John 8:28-29; 38)  ...

A THANK YOU

I thank You, Father, that You are good. I thank You that You are sovereign over all. I thank You that You know all things.  Your thoughts and Your ways are infinitely higher than mine; therefore I can trust Your plans and purposes. I thank You that You are light, and...

PROVE IT!

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by the devil.  After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”  Jesus answered,...

A SPACIOUS PLACE

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place.  The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?  The Lord is with me; he is my helper.  (Psalm 118:5-7) When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your...

BRANCH OPERATIONS

No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine . . .  apart from me you can do nothing.(John 15:4-5)   Our natural proclivity to prefer our independence is tested by Jesus’ approach to what we might call branch operations. A fruitful and...