Fill Up

workout-newI will ask the Father and He will give you another counselor to be with you forever. (John 14:16)

Yesterday we unveiled our official 2017 Spiritual Workout Plan to help us all train for the Big Race.

Today we’ve included a handy graphic suitable for framing, posting on your fridge, tattooing on your biceps or anything else that will help you shun spiritual flabbiness.

The first step? It all starts with the  lit up by the flame in the center. Before we even think about moving a muscle, we need to plug into our power source: the Holy Spirit.

The Bible tells us to “be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). It’s the only way to live:

Christmas Never Ends

Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19)

The presents have all been opened. The food has all been devoured. Aunt Melba has gone back to Toledo. The radio stations have stopped playing Christmas music. The after-Christmas sales have started. Soon all the lights will be dimmed, the decorations shoved back into boxes and the trees kicked to the curb.

Christmas is over, or so the world says.

Remember and Remain

GUWG-SupperWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

Jesus used lots of graphic images to drive his messages deeeeep into the hearts of his followers.

Here’s what he said at the Last Supper:

Gardening with God

GUWG-VineWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Jesus is in his last days on the planet. He’s giving final instructions to his disciples.

Today’s topic? Gardening:

Produce Fruit

GUWG-Grapes-2We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

It’s Jesus’ final week on earth. Today, he shares a parable that infuriated some of his listeners:

Repent or Perish

GUWG-Fig-TreeWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Some religious people of Jesus’ day believed that calamities were the result of God’s disfavor. Jesus addressed that notion head-on by discussing two major events: (1) the massacre by the Romans of Galileans who had come to Jerusalem to worship and (2) the collapse of a tower in Siloam that killed eighteen people:

The Heart of the Matter

GUWG-What-are-you-full-ofWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Today’s question: Was Jesus demon-possessed or Spirit-led? You be the judge:

They brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”

But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”