Have Mercy On Me

In Mark 10:46-52, we read about a blind man named Bartimaeus who was sitting by the road begging “when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene (47, NASB)” approaching with a large crowd. He immediately cries out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me (47)!” Many in the crowd tell him to be […]

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A Living Witness for Christ

In Mark 5, we see the powerful witness of a man once consumed by evil transformed by an encounter with Jesus. People are astounded when they see a man once inhabited by a legion of demons now proclaiming how Jesus changed his life. It is how people react today when Jesus Christ transforms someone from […]

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Let’s See Your Credentials

The world operates on credentials. Degrees, certifications, licenses and identification. In many ways, it defines us in this world, but not in the Kingdom of God. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 that our credentials come from the Spirit of God, from Jesus. As a follower of Jesus, our qualifications come from believing in him. […]

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An Overflowing Joy

Joy is something to be shared with others. If we have good news, we want to tell everyone we know about it. When the angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds, the angel told them, “I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people (Luke 2:10, NASB).” The […]

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