Read for tomorrow: Jairus asks Jesus to heal his daughter; Matthew 9:18-19; Mark 5:22-23; Luke 8:41-42
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
May 9, 2009
38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,
39 “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
Why did Jesus not let the man return with him? I mean that would be a good thing? So why?
The man asked Jesus to let Him go. Jesus could use him as an example of His healing power. Jesus however sent him back to his own people. They knew what he was like before. If anyone could appreciate the change and be brought into the kingdom, this was the way to do it, not as a tag along to the people that were with Jesus.
Sometimes we want to tell God where he will send us to work for Him. Maybe, sometimes we need to listen to where He tells us to go!
Read for tomorrow: Jesus sails to Capernaum; Matthew 9:1; Mark 5:21: Luke 8:40
Saturday, May 9, 2009
May 8, 2009
25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”
A good question to ask I think? When Jesus said they would go across, did they have faith? Why now, is that faith gone.
It was the darkest time of the night and they were in a storm. When things come against you, they will often come in the darkest time. The storms will buffet you. And Jesus will come to you if you listen and He will say where is your faith. I told you that marriage was good, now stick it out. I told you that if you train up your child they will not depart the way, now stay with it.
We often are like the disciples, out of faith. Jesus can help us to have faith.
Read for tomorrow: Legion cast out of violent man; Matthew8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39
Thursday, May 7, 2009
May 7, 2009
18 Jesus seeing himself crowded on all sides, gave orders to pass to the opposite shore.
When God gives a command to you, He gives you the ability to do the job. You may not feel adequate for the job. You may feel like you need more money, skill, training, or whatever. The fact of the matter is that God says do it.
So to quote the Nike ads... 'Just do it'.
Read for tomorrow: Jesus calms a stormy sea; Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:36-41; Luke 8:23-25
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Read for tomorrow: Orders to cross the Sea of Galilee; Matthew 8:18; Mark 4:35; Luke 8:22
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Read for tomorrow: Parables explained and told in private 13:36-53
Monday, May 4, 2009
Read for tomorrow: Parables by the Sea; Matthew 13:1-35; Mark 4:1-34; Luke 8:4-18