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...