When it comes to sex, Jesus raises the bar. Every other commandment stops at our actions, but in matters of the heart, it’s what is in our hearts that matters. Jesus calls us to radical faithfulness.
Jesus’ movement is not doing well these days. In many places where his name appears, Jesus’ people lack their founder’s passion. Where do we go to get it back? Let’s go to the source—the person of Jesus. Watch Jesus’ dazzling people skills as he loves people and makes them believe there is actually a God who knows us. Take a walk with Jesus. Would you have followed him?
When we’re dehydrated, we grab a can from the fridge or fill a water bottle. But the cure is temporary; soon we’re thirsty again. What if our thirst isn’t just physical, but a sign of a deeper need? Jesus teaches a woman getting some water that there is a source that never runs dry, if we will only obey our thirst.
SCRIPTURE: John 4:4-19
You get rid of the bad things in your life not by focusing on getting rid of the bad things in your life but by falling head over heels in love with Jesus.
SCRIPTURE: John 12:1-9
Matthew and Simon, two key disciples of Jesus, were natural born enemies. Yet they ate together, worked together, and prayed together. These unlikely friends were united in Christ, and they became a model for the early church.
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 9:9-13
Sometimes we try doing it on our own and find ourselves at the knot on the end of the rope. Two people, hanging on to their rope for dear life, turn to Jesus, and in their desperation find help and peace.
SCRIPTURE: Luke 8:40-56
Jesus treasured, cherished, and defended women, especially his mother, in a time when it was taboo to strike up a conversation with a woman in public.
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 15:21-28
How will we deal with the "needy" people around us? We often try to avoid people like Bartimaus who seem to be a bottomless pit of need.
SCRIPTURE: Mark 10
On the path of discipleship Peter discovered his true identity. As we follow Christ's call in our lives we discover our true selves.
SCRIPTURE: John 1:40-42; Matthew 16:17-19
SCRIPTURE: John 5:1-15