Tag Archives: spiritual growth

Students; June 15, 2018


Luke 6:40 “A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.” Jesus touched on this theme several times, most notably in the Upper Room Discourse in John 14-16. The NIV here … Continue reading

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Temptation; June 12, 2018


Luke 4:1-2 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the … Continue reading

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Humanism; June 7, 2018


Mark 8:33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Since Mark is the record … Continue reading

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Faith; June 4, 2018


Mark 5:27-29 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in … Continue reading

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Applying the Word; June 2, 2018


Mark 4:24-25 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from … Continue reading

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The Gift of Jesus’ Life; May 29, 2018


Matthew 27:50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. I hadn’t thought about the fact that, because Greek uses the same word for spirit and breath, this verse uses a standard … Continue reading

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Honesty; May 23, 2018


Matthew 22:18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?” These passages were chosen on the basis of God giving or providing things, but here Jesus gives a very astute, politically incorrect … Continue reading

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