• Main Man Monday

    Jesus Provides Courage 

    The Bite Matthew 14:22-33   The Digest Jesus has sent his disciples ahead of him in the boat. The boat is in the middle of the water. Jesus is spending time in prayer, alone. Later in the evening, Jesus comes walking on the water.  The disciples think Jesus is a ghost. They were terrified and cried in fear. How did His disciples not recognize Jesus after being with Him? Why were they so terrified? I think they, like so many of us, fail to realize that we have Jesus available with us at all times. There is no need to be fearful. Jesus tells them “It is I, take courage.…

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    He Controls The World

    The Bite   Sister, I wanted to talk just a few minutes this morning about the weekend.  So Friday,  was the Inauguration. We watched a transfer of “power”.  Something struck me as I spent time on social media this weekend.  I saw the social media generation moaning the leaving of a man.  Obama is a man.  We don’t put our trust in man. I saw the grieving of the coming of a new man. Trump is just a man.  We put our hope in Christ.   Psalm 42:5 Why am I discouraged?    Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God!  I will praise him…

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    Jesus Cries Out

    The Bite   Mark 14:36 “Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” The Digest Jesus is in Gethsemane, right before he is to be arrested and sentenced to death. In Mark 14:33-34, Jesus states that he is deeply distressed and troubled. He says His soul is overwhelmed with sorrow.   Sister, It may feel like you are at the end of your rope, or maybe even at your breaking point. We see Jesus has felt that same emotion. He prays to the Father. He calls him “Abba”. Sister,…

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    Jesus Makes You New

        The Bite 2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! As we enter into this new year, we all began to think of “new” things we want to do this year. We normally make some type of new year’s resolution. Typically, people write out all the new goals they want to accomplish in 2017.   The Digest Sister, Have you considered a new life in Christ for your new year? Jesus died so you could leave that old life in 2016. He died so that you can receive new life…

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    Jesus The True Vine

      The Bite John 15:4-5 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. 5“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. Vine- a plant that produces grapes (fruit) Branch-tender, flexible; the shoot of the vine. Abide-remain, not depart, endure The Digest Jesus is telling us to remain in Him. Abide, stick with Him, not depart from Him. Branches that are no longer attached…

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    Jesus The Bread Man

      The Bite:   John 6:35 Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.   When you think about bread, we think substance. Most of the time, if you are really hungry, you can grab some toast or some bread slices, put some peanut butter and jam, and the hunger is held off for a while.   So why did the Jesus call himself Bread?   In the verses preceding, the people wanted physical bread in order to be satisfied. In verse 27, Jesus is telling them stop being concerned with food, something…

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    Jesus the Shepherd and Overseer

    The Bite 1 Peter 2:24-25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Sheep– four legged animal that has tendencies to follow a leader.  A tendency to flock with other sheep. They love being grouped together. When separated from the other sheep, that sheep get stressed. Known as unintelligent animals due to the flocking together and their quickness to panic and flee. Sheep also hide signs of illness. Ladies, besides having the four legs and white furry bodies, we are a lot like sheep. But, we have Shepherd and Overseer of our soul who guides up right back…

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    Jesus The Advocate

    The Bite: 1 John 2:1-2 Jesus is our Advocate. Jesus is Righteous. Jesus is our Sacrifice. The Digest: Romans 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. NLT Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity, he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of…