Saturday, April 11, 2015



The Simple Companions of Jesus

Why does God choose and use the simple and the weak? 

"Observing the boldness of Peter and John and perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men, the leaders, elders, and scribes were amazed, and they recognized them as the companions of Jesus." (Acts 4 : 13  NABRE)

"As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”   (Acts 4:20 NIV)

Friday, April 10, 2015

In the Name of Jesus

Are you sometimes crippled by  fear of criticism and rejection?  Jesus had the last laugh.

"Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead.

For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’"
(Acts 4:10-11 NLT)

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Behold the Hands and Feet of Jesus

Where do you see today the hands and feet of Jesus?  The Church is the Sacrament of the Presence of Jesus in the world.
"Jesus said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?  Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
(Luke 24:38-39 NIV)

“These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” 
(Luke 24:44 NKJV)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Lord open our minds to the Scriptures

How do you read the word of God?  In solid faith or curiosity?

"Then one of them, Cleopas, replied, “You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard about all the things that have happened there the last few days.”
(Luke 24:18 NLT)

" And [Jesus] said to them, O foolish ones [sluggish in mind, dull of perception] and slow of heart to believe (adhere to and trust in and rely on) everything that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)?"
(Luke 24:25-26 AMP)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Become supernatural

All things are created twice: the first creation is nature.  The second creation is supernature.  Have you been raised with Christ?

“Don’t cling to me,” Jesus said, “for I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”   (John 20:17 NLT)

"If then you have a new life with Christ, give your attention to the things of heaven, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Keep your mind on the higher things, not on the things of earth."(Colossians 3:1-2 BBE)

Monday, April 06, 2015

Brothers and sisters of Jesus

Amazing!  After the betrayals, the Risen Jesus calls us His brothers and sisters.  Your thoughts on this?

“Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
(Matthew 28:10 NIV)

"We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him."
(Romans 6:9 NLT)

Maranatha!   Come Lord Jesus!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Today is the day of Easter joy

What difference does the truth of the Resurrection of Jesus make in your life?

"The Lord is truly risen, alleluia.
To him be glory and power
for all the ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia." (Luke 24: 34; cf. Revelation 1: 6 RM)

"God our Father, creator of all, today is the day of Easter joy.  This is the morning on which the Lord appeared to men who had begun to lose hope and opened their eyes to what the Scriptures foretold: that first Jesus must die, and then He would rise and ascend into His Father's glorious presence.  May the Risen Lord breathe on our minds and open our eyes that we may know Him in the Breaking of Bread, and follow Him in His risen life.  Grant this through Christ our Lord.  Amen. "

Family, may the simple Joys and Peace of Easter fill your hearts and minds.