October 23, 2021

John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Why did Jesus ask to have glory shone on Him? Was it to boast before people? No. It was to shine light upon God!

We need to shine for Jesus – which means not boasting about what we can do or have done, but to boast about what Christ does!

Jesus gave God the glory, but, because He was fully human, needed a bit of a boost to keep going!

It’s OK to ask for help!

October 22, 2021

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

I’m not asking you all to give up your life for someone today – please don’t! Jesus gave us the ultimate example by giving His life for us.

He did this because we were all guilty and we were all facing the ultimate price to pay for our sins – our death.

What He did was to give us life by giving us His life. He did this knowing God would accept His death as the final payment for our sins.

He did this because there was no other way!

October 21, 2021

Luke 4:39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.

What do you do when God answers your prayers? What do you do when He does not answer them quickly?

We need to go back and revisit prayers we have asked in the past so we can see when God answers – and then we need to praise Him more because He has answered prayers...

What does that praise look like? It could be singing, talking, working, living, sharing, helping... just do it!

October 20, 2021

Luke 4:13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

When you show you are strong, others will see your strength. When you show you are weak, others may well take advantage of you!

God wants us to remain strong, not in our own strength, but in the strength He gives us through our faith in Him.

Jesus showed the devil He was fully relying on God and nothing the evil one could do would touch His human body.