Do You Believe?

It’s BIG QUESTIONS WEEK here on GUWG where all week long we’ve been looking at deep, thought-provoking ?s posed in the Bible.

One day, two blind men came to Jesus. They wanted to see. He asked them a simple question that cut right to the heart of the matter:

Do you believe I can make you see?

Their response?

Yes, Lord, we do.

Hall of Faith

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. (Hebrews 11:1-2)

Hebrews 11 is often called God’s “Hall of Faith.” It’s sort of a Who’s Who of the Old Testament and includes a little bio for each to help us understand how God wants us to live.

SPIRIT WEEK Part 2: Faithfulness

In SPIRIT WEEK Part 2 here on GUWG, where we’re taking a close look at each fruit of the Spirit.

Today’s featured fruit: FAITHFULNESS.

What exactly is “faith”? Here’s one of my favorite definitions:

The Only Thing That Matters

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

To recap, we started with a little quiz to assess your Bible literacy. Then we discussed how to get more Bible into our s. Next, we boiled it down to one noun: JESUS. Then one verb: LOVE. And then yesterday we zeroed in on the job description for every Christian: BELIEVE.

Today’s topic: the only thing that matters on this planet, according to the Bible. Here it is in one beautiful little verse. Meditate on it. Marinate in it. Memorize it.

The Christian’s Job Description

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

Today, we discuss what the Bible identifies as the job description for each and every human being in the history of the planet.

Here it is in one word …

Faith and Figs

We continue our 40-day journey with Jesus to the Cross and beyond.

It’s Tuesday. Jesus is on his way back into Jerusalem. According to eyewitness reports:

Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said  to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered.

When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked. 

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:18-22)

Jesus doesn’t have much time left so he packs two powerful lessons into one.

Top 10 Countdown: #6

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #6. Ponder it deep in your heart and then thank God for his astonishing, astounding, AMAZING grace.