Month: August 2018

A Kernel That Springs Forth Life

Scripture: “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” – John 12:24 Observation/Application: I love this verse because it reminds me of why I chose the tag line for the Baptized And Alive website, “Dead

Miracles So That We May Believe

Scripture: “Then Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?’ So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me’.” – John 11:40,41 Observation/Application: Jesus performed many miracles for the sake of others, so that they

How Do We Increase Our Faith?

Scripture: “Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. ‘He put mud on my eyes,’ the man replied, ‘and I washed, and now I see’.” – John 9:15 Observation/Application: In John chapter 9, we learn about a man who was born blind. Jesus spits on the ground and makes mud out

Can We Hear God’s Voice?

Scripture: “Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” – John 8:47 Observation/Application: Jesus is talking with the chief priests and Pharisees. They are peppering him with questions, and Jesus is standing toe to toe with them and their attacks. They are

Rivers of Living Water – Holy Spirit

Scripture: “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” – John 7:37,38 Observation/Application: When Jesus refers to living water flowing from within us, he is talking about the Holy Spirit. What I love about this verse is

What is Spiritual Food?

Scripture: “On hearing it, many of his disciples said, ‘This is a hard teaching! Who can accept it?'” – John 6:60 Observation/Application: Jesus is teaching his disciples about how the body and blood of Christ as Spiritual food. When we think of food and drink, we think completely in the physical. What Jesus is referring to

Let Scripture Unite Us, Not Divide Us

Scripture: “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” – John 5:39,40 Observation/Application: We learn in Timothy that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training