Forgiveness is not fun and sometimes it can be really hard. Jesus talks about it when he is describing the Kingdom of God. Why is it such an important topic to him?
Have you ever planted seeds? Isn’t it amazing what can come from such a tiny little thing? What’s even more interesting is that this is an example that Jesus uses to describe his kingdom.
Nobody likes to talk about consequences, but sometimes we can forget that God is holy. He is full of love, grace, and mercy, but he is also just.
Our souls are like the soil in Jesus’ parable. We have to maintain our soil so we can receive all that God has for us. When our soul is taken care of, God can do amazing things in our lives.
Jesus was dead, but now he is alive! The stone was rolled away from the tomb and the stones that keep you away from a relationship with God can be rolled back from your heart.
Pontius Pilate was put in an extremely difficult situation when the Jewish leaders brought Jesus to him. Pilate had to answer a tough question: What am I going to do with Jesus?
At the center of Easter, the Bible, creation, and even history, there is Jesus. He is the centerpiece of it all and he ask for us to make Him our centerpiece.
God commands us to “guard our hearts”, but what are we guarding against? Let become aware of the ways that our hearts can become deflated and set up some guardrails in those areas.
God wants us to live with freedom, but most of us are mastered by money. How we deal with money is a direct reflection of the condition of our hearts.
It can be a tricky subject, but because God wants the best for us, He wants us to put up sexual guardrails. It’s not about being judgmental, but growing closer to God’s purpose.
We don’t always think about it like this, but our closest friends can be the biggest influencers in our lives. Sometimes we need some guardrails when it comes to who we allow to speak into our lives.
Nobody needs guardrails…until they do. God encourages us to live our lives with guardrails. Does he just want to control our lives or is it about something so much greater?