Growing Up in Christ

God parents each of us perfectly!  Growing in grace and knowledge as Jesus did is an individual responsibility.  But we all–whether we have children or not–have opportunities to disciple (or spiritually parent) others.  This prayer guide is a tool ifor the growing up process–for ourselves and others. Parenting is a privilege and responsibility that allows … More Growing Up in Christ

Let’s Look Like Jesus: Prayerful

The prayerful spirit of Christ offers a shining facet to our transformed character! Christ’s commitment to communing with the Father is a design we must emulate. Despite being God incarnate, Jesus Christ demonstrated a high priority on prayer fellowship with God, the Father. Scriptural accounts show Christ seeking private prayer time throughout His earthly life. … More Let’s Look Like Jesus: Prayerful

Sweet Fruit!

As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.    Song of Solomon 2:3 Some tasty observations on a short morning walk and a simple grade school science fact have me … More Sweet Fruit!

Glory Glimpse: Misjudging Jesus, the Nazarene

Our human tendency is to hear and see that which promises pleasure: preferring power to persecution is human self-preservation. It is comfortable for us to be blind to Truth when it does not fit our plans and pre-conceived ideas. Our Jesus, the Nazarene, calls us to seek the Father’s perspective and His acceptance above all else. Jesus of Nazareth reminds us that God’s ways our not our ways.

Just as man erroneously judged the village of Nazareth, so, too, man mis-judges Jesus. As Isaiah prophesied of the coming Messiah, Jesus was ‘despised and rejected of men’. The plans of man have no room for suffering. Yet, God chose Nazareth as the hometown of the Savior because rejection of the world is the path to acceptance of God. … More Glory Glimpse: Misjudging Jesus, the Nazarene