For generations Israel waited and hoped for a new King. He would be a son of David anointed by God (‘the Christ’) to establish a new Kingdom on earth (Isaiah 11:1-10). For three years Jesus had been preaching and teaching. Angels had sung at his birth and wise men traveled far to honor him. He healed the sick and even raised the dead. Was he the …
Jesus is the King of everything — stars and planets, stuff, animals — everything but you. Jesus invites but does not force; the choice is yours. Do you want to enter God’s kingdom? Then you must allow the Kingdom of God to enter you. (22 Nov 2015)
Jesus wants only to be a faithful Son to his Father. Others too have learned how to be children of God: Simon, Joseph, the women at the tomb. You too must listen to the Son of God and learn from the Son of God how to be a son of God. (29 Mar 2015)
You are sons and daugthers of the King, and so princes and princesses in the Kingdom. God’s kingdom requires that we serve and not be served. He gives us opprotunities every day — seize them, because the King doesn’t forget. (23 Nov 2014)
I like to ask couples, “When did you know your spouse was the One?” Finding the right person is like a buried treasure or the perfect pearl; they are worth any price, any sacrifice. The Church is the field. Jesus is the treasure. And the pearl of great price is you. His love is worth any price, any sacrifice. So when did you know that Jesus was the One?
The kingdom of heaven is like starter dough. It is the little seed that bears great fruit. Good and evil are intertwined like weeds and wheat, but judgement is coming. Make the little changes now that will bear great fruit for the kingdom. (20 Jul 2014)
Christ is the true King. If we accept Him into our hearts, He will make our lives truly flourish. But right now He is not seated on a lofty throne in a palace somewhere surrounded by important people. Instead, today we find the true king where the thief found Him: right beside us.
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