Without Reserves

Matthew 8:19-20 – Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” A certain scribe makes Jesus an offer.  Those watching…

Part of His Family

Matthew 12:50 – or whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” As Jesus’ family, his mother and brothers may have expected special privileges.  Jesus’ mother and brothers come looking for him. They possibly came in the hope of appealing to him to not be so controversial…

Divinely Different

1 Peter 1:15-16 – But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” Holiness is more than moral purity. To be holy is to be set apart. God is separate, different from His creation, in His essential nature…

Sensitive and Submitted

John 14:16-17 – And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. The…

More of You

Matthew 23:11- But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. Jesus reminds His disciples that His kingdom is different. A person’s greatness is often associated with the number of people who serve them. Jesus however says, as His disciples, our greatness is determined by how we serve and honor others. In Christ’s…

A Primary Marker

John 13:34-35 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jesus presents an important command in a fresh, new way. Jesus came…