Deny Yourself – Weatherproof 28

Deny Yourself – Weatherproof 28

Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it… Luke 9:23-24 NKJV If the commands...
Sacramental Christmas

Sacramental Christmas

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us… John 1:14a This is the Incarnation, the Son of God, born into the world the way all babies are born, messy, raw, real, flesh and blood. Christmas is the enfleshment of God.  Hopeless, sin-filled, humanity, lost and...
Beware of Leaven – Weatherproof 27

Beware of Leaven – Weatherproof 27

Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” Matthew 16:6 To “take heed” means to listen up, be aware, be careful, or pay attention—it is a command to be alert and attentive to our surroundings. Mothers and fathers...
Give Honor – Weatherproof 26

Give Honor – Weatherproof 26

God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given...
Take My Yoke Upon You – Weatherproof 25

Take My Yoke Upon You – Weatherproof 25

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the...
Hear God’s Voice – Weatherproof 24

Hear God’s Voice – Weatherproof 24

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15 The context of Matthew 11 is a question that John the Baptist sent to Jesus through some of his followers after John had been put in prison and kept hearing about the things the Messiah was doing....
Fear God, Not Man – Weatherproof 23

Fear God, Not Man – Weatherproof 23

Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 NLT Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety. Proverbs 29:25 NLT Many people live...
Be Shrewd and Harmless – Weatherproof 22

Be Shrewd and Harmless – Weatherproof 22

Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16 NLT In this verse, the first thing Jesus points out is the condition of the world in which He is sending His disciples, in a word, it is perilous. The...
See, Pray, Go – Weatherproof 21

See, Pray, Go – Weatherproof 21

Do you think the work of harvesting will not begin until the summer ends four months from now? Look around you! Vast fields of human souls are ripening all around us, and are ready now for reaping. John 4:35 TLB If God is the Farmer and the earth is His garden,...
Thanksgiving – the exception or the rule?

Thanksgiving – the exception or the rule?

As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten men with leprosy stood at a distance, crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to...