Judgement

Judgement

Judgement The idea of not judging does not mean we should turn a blind eye to sin. It normally sounds like “I can’t judge you” or “I have a log in my own eye. How could I have an opinion about your sin?” The issue of why we know The issue...
Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety Jesus looks at us when we get crippled by anxiety at times and does not only say “do not be anxious,” but He prescribes a way forward that transforms the way we see the entire world. First, He tells us to look up. Look at the birds, literally. Dad...
Abundance

Abundance

Abundance  The idea of The Kingdom is not as much trying to gain something, it is becoming aware of what already is. Jesus says that if we actually do trust The Father not only provides for us but abundantly provides, then we will understand that attempting to gain...
Fasting

Fasting

Fasting Jesus perpetually talks to us not only about our actions, but also the root of why we do what we do. He is about both. We must see this. So, He does not just think something like fasting is minor because this spiritual discipline helps to reveal motive and...
Temptation

Temptation

Temptation James is clear that it is not God who tempts us (James 1:13), but Jesus teaches us to pray that we would not even be led into temptation by God. Yet, we know that temptation at times seems to be an hour by hour occurrence. So, in the face of the millions of...
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Forgiveness Forgiveness does not mean the violation of someone should be silenced or “swept under the rug” (just as was discussed in learning to bless our enemies in 5:43-48). In fact, forgiveness takes the offense so seriously that instead of seeking...
Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Daily Bread These words echo all the way back to the wilderness after being delivered from Egypt. As is the case in many instances, when we get delivered from bondage, it is not only freeing, but there can be a bit of disorientation, a wandering in the wilderness....
Your Kingdom Come

Your Kingdom Come

Your Kingdom Come The Kingdom of God is best understood as His rule and reign. Notice, we pray “Your Kingdom come” not “Your Kingdom go”. This is because we are not somehow trying to escape this world. We want His rule and reign to be expressed...