'Christ’s Presence' Tagged Posts

'Christ’s Presence' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” vs. 17 John  3:9-17 We are regularly reminded by scripture that followers of Jesus are to be “in the world, but not of the world.” It’s a distinction that can be difficult to maintain as we live out our lives. The world is full of temptations and offers multiple deceptive possibilities for finding happiness and…

Daily Devotions

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.” vs. 26 John 12:24-26 Jesus says that God will honor all who serve him. It’s a simple statement that has profound implications for the way we live in this world. So many are puzzled by their purpose and have the notion that the way to honor is by self-glorification. As we observe those around us on the…

Daily Devotions

Mark 13:24-31 “But in those days, after that suffering…Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory.” vss. 24a, 26 It’s hard to believe that Advent is upon us. Four Sundays of preparing and then comes Christmas! And somehow Mark’s words seem particularly appropriate this year. They’re a part of Jesus’ apocalyptic message, and most years we don’t know quite what to do with them. All the symbolism seems dated, and besides, most…

Daily Devotions: June 24 , 2018

June 24, 2018 Mark 4:39-41…“And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’” vs. 41 The answer to the disciples’ question would have been readily apparent to Mark’s first century readers. They would have recognized the connection to Psalm 107:29, “he made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.” It was the Lord, the God of Israel, whose power…