Luke 5:1-11 (NIV) Jesus Calls His First Disciples 5 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one […]
Matthew 6:19-33 (HCSB) God and Possessions 19 “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures[a] on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is […]
Philippians 2:5-11 (HCSB) Christ’s Humility and Exaltation 5 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. 7 Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when […]
Hebrews 12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) The Call to Endurance 12 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurancethe race that lies before us, 2 keeping our eyes on Jesus,[a] the source and perfecter[b] of our […]
James 4:13-17 Our Will and His Will 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.” 14 You don’t even know what tomorrow will bring—what your life will be! For you are like smoke that appears for […]
Beginning in November 2012, I experienced a difficult time of my life. At one point, in prayer to God I said “I didn’t sign up for this!” What I learnt through the experience is that I needed to trust God even when it didn’t make sense. This message looks at the experiences of Gideon, Moses and the Apostle Paul as we explore the idea of trusting God when it doesn’t make sense.