WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? — A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (11)

Luke 5:1-11 – JESUS THE CARPENTER TEACHES FISHERMEN HOW TO FISH FOR MEN God’s priority is people not fish, or business, or sports, or ________________________________ you name it. Human effort alone is not enough. Skilled fishermen fished all night and … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? — A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (10)

John 5 – Jesus and the Father are always working to redeem and make all things new John 9:4 "As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? — A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (9)

John 4: 3-42 SEE HOW JESUS QUENCHED HIS HUNGER AND THIRST John 4:3-4 "He (Jesus) left Judea, and departed again to Galilee. 4 But He needed to go through Samaria." Because He was hungry and thirsty for souls. In John … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?
A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS

January, 2005 Dear Friends, "When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? — A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (8)

"YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN TO SEE (UNDERSTAND) AND ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD"(SEE A DESCRIPTION OF OUR FALLEN CONDITION FROM ROBERT LEWIS AND THE AUTHENTIC MANHOOD STUDY) Note the contrasts: light vs. darkness, physical (birth, wind) vs. spiritual … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? — A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (7)

ANOTHER SIDE OF JESUS — FROM JOY-GIVING WINE TO RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION JOHN 2:13-25 Jesus is always making things new: a new temple (His Body), new birth, new worship, new covenant¼ But many of the Jews didn’t understand Jesus’ spiritual application … Continue reading

THE PURPOSE, POWER AND PATTERN OF LIVING A LIFE Of THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE

December, 2004 Dear Friends, "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless (say good things about) his name. (Why?) For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? — A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (6)

FROM WATER TO WINE — THE BEST IS ALWAYS YET TO COME WITH JESUS Matthew 26:29 "I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? — A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (5)

THE TESTIMONY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST AND THE FIRST DISCIPLES TO JESUS — THE WORD, THE LIGHT, SON OF GOD, LAMB OF GOD, MESSIAH, KING OF ISRAEL, SON OF MAN – JOHN 1 God’s highest purpose for our life and … Continue reading

STATE OF THE MINISTRY

November, 2004 Dear Friends, My advisory team has suggested that I share a big picture view of the ministry with all of you, as I am involved with many different ministry forums and many different groups of men. This will … Continue reading

A STUDY OF THE LIFE OF JESUS (4)

AND THEY CLASHED — THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS — HE TOOK IT LIKE A MAN AND WON Matthew 4:1-11 "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit ..to be tempted by the devil". After Jesus was filled with the Spirit (Matthew … Continue reading

A STUDY ON THE LIFE OF JESUS (3)

Jesus’ thirty "Hidden years" and His humble entrance into his public ministry through baptism — identifying with sinners from the waters of jordAn to the cross of calvary Humility — absolute dependence on God and absolute submission to God. The … Continue reading

A STUDY ON THE LIFE OF JESUS (2)

THE SUPERNATURAL CONCEPTION, BIRTH AND PROTECTION OF JESUS – PREANNOUNCED, LONG- AWAITED AND EXPECTED ARRIVAL OF GOD’S MESSIAH Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? — A STUDY ON THE LIFE OF JESUS (1)

Matthew 16: 13-17 – Three important questions: Who do men (others) say Jesus is? Who do you say that He is? Who does God say that He is? God’s highest purpose for our life and our highest eternal good is … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? A STUDY ON THE LIFE OF JESUS

October, 2004 Dear Friends, “When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah … Continue reading

WHY GO TO WORK?
HOW TO MAKE 8:00 TO 5:00 – MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – COUNT FOR ETERNITY

Dear Friends, Although the answer to the above question seems obvious, e.g., to earn a living, to experience the self-esteem that comes from success at work, etc., for us as Christians we must let the Scriptures define our perspective on … Continue reading

“FIND REST, O MY SOUL, IN GOD ALONE MY HOPE COMES FROM HIM.”

Dear Friends, Who or what are you hoping in? And what are you hoping for? “Some people have no hope because they believe that life is meaningless. Others have an illegitimate hope, trusting in the promises (lies) of this world. … Continue reading

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FROM THE LEADERSHIP BIBLE

Dear Friends, You’ve heard the story: The beautiful girl kisses the slimy frog and turns it into a handsome prince. Quite a transformation, but nothing compared to what the Lord has done for us. He turns broken, sinful, rebellious creatures … Continue reading

A TEACHING ON FINANCIAL GIVING

Dear Friends, I am part of a ministry team at Reflections yet each of us is responsible for our own financial support. In the past, our Board of Directors has asked me to share a teaching with those I serve … Continue reading