Monthly Archive: March 2015

March 31 The Fragrance of Christ Comments

The Fragrance of Christ

‘We are…the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved, and those who are perishing. To one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life…’ (vv. 15-16 NIV). When the Roman army...

March 30 Be Open to Correction Comments

Be Open to Correction

How do you respond to correction? By taking offense? By interpreting it as rejection? By getting defensive? By shooting the bearer of bad news and making sure they never get to you again? By keeping score and saying, ‘In comparison...

March 29 Joseph’s Story, and Yours Comments

Joseph’s Story, and Yours

Here’s Joseph’s story in a nutshell: his brothers put him in a pit, his boss put him in a prison, but God put him on a throne. And here’s what we learn: 1) Your dream may work out differently from...

March 28 The Holy Spirit 4 Comments

The Holy Spirit (4)

Everything Jesus did for His followers, the Holy Spirit does for you. Jesus taught; the Holy Spirit teaches us. Jesus healed; the Holy Spirit heals us. Jesus comforted; the Holy Spirit comforts us. Jesus sends us into new seasons, and...

March 27 The Holy Spirit 3 Comments

The Holy Spirit (3)

As a departing teacher might introduce the pupils to his or her replacement, so Jesus introduces us to the Holy Spirit. And what a ringing endorsement He gives Him! He calls the Holy Spirit His ‘representative’. The Holy Spirit within...

March 26 The Holy Spirit 2 Comments

The Holy Spirit (2)

In the Bible, Solomon lists twenty-eight different seasons in life. Here they are: ‘A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to...

March 25 The Holy Spirit 1 Comments

The Holy Spirit (1)

Life comes with surprises. Some of them you welcome, and some of them you don’t. One summer you take a trip to the beach, next summer the beach has too much e. coli in it and you can’t swim in...

March 24 Learn to ‘Wait’ On God Comments

Learn to ‘Wait’ On God

The prophet Isaiah tells us God ‘…energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to drop-outs. For even young people tire…folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings...

March 23 Bring Them to Jesus Comments

Bring Them to Jesus

They came to Him, bringing a paralytic, who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let...

March 22 Dating Tips Comments

Dating Tips

Here’s some advice for making your dating experiences something you can feel good about afterwards: 1) Be spiritually prepared. Talk to God while you’re getting ready. Time spent before the mirror is important, but time spent with God is all-important....