Getting to Know Jesus

“This wasn’t supposed to happen!”

“Where was God when I needed Him most?”

“I was believing God that my marriage would be restored. Today my husband filed for divorce!”

“I didn’t count on this recession. I prayed for God to help us financially. I can’t believe the bank for...

Strike #1:  She was a woman.


Strike #2:   She earned her living as a prostitute.


Strike #3:   She was controlled by 7 demons.


Three strikes---you’re out.


Mary Magdalene knew this mentality prevalent in Jewish society all too well.


To the religious leaders, sh...

  

Did anyone ever tell you that you were a “Nag”?  


Did anyone ever make you feel like you were a bother to them?    


Did you ever wonder if there was something wrong with you because you wanted the right thing to be done and other people wanted to ignor...

  

When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. 15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.  (Matthew 8:14-15)


Peter was one of Jesus’ disciples.  Day after day, he was by Je...

  

It was a long time since she felt really well.    The disease in her body dominated her days and consumed her mind.   She tried to function as well as she could, but ultimately, her sickness limited her.   The constant loss of blood left her body weak and exhaus...

Sometimes we are under the impression that serving God will be great, care-free and easy all of our lives.   This was not the case with Mary, Jesus’ mother.  She was the woman in the Bible who knew Jesus, yet had a hard life because He was in her life....

  

Morning broke through her window telling her it was time to start a new day.   Once again, she woke up alone.  The man she had loved and shared her life with had died.   As her mind brushed away the haziness of sleep, she was once again reminded of the many chal...

  

At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.

The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery.

They made her stand before the group  and said to Jesus, “Te...

Personally, I believe that one of the greatest tragedies I see is men and woman who are so busy being Christians, serving Jesus, and keeping up with the activities in God’s community that they never really get to know the Jesus and build a relationship with Him.

Beyond...

After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God.

The Twelve were with him,  and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases:

Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come...

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