Category Archives: Discernment

Lift up your Heads

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Community, Christianity, Conflict, Death and Dying, Discernment, Faith, Following God, Jesus, Luke, Prophecy, Redemption, The Spiritual Realm | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Great Chasm

“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Death and Dying, Discernment, Following God, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Heaven, Hell, Jesus, Love for the Lost, Luke, Obedience, Redemption, Satan, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Weather Forecasters

He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is. … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Community, Christian Leadership, Christianity, Conflict, Discernment, Following God, God's Love for Us, Luke, Messiah, reconciliation, The Earthly Realm, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Solitary Places

They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Discernment, Faith, Following God, God's Love for Us, Impure spirits, Jesus, Love for the Lost, Luke, Miracles, reconciliation, Redemption, Satan, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Persevering Plants

While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Discernment, Discipleship, Following God, Forgiveness, Free Will, garden, God's Love for Us, Luke, Parable, The Earthly Realm, The Spiritual Realm | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tears of Tranformation

When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Discernment, Discipleship, Faith, Following God, Forgiveness, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Healing, Jesus, Luke, Pharisee, Redemption, Sin, The Nature of God | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Believe!

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Discernment, Discipleship, Faith, Following God, God's Love for Us, Mark, Miracles, Obedience, prayer, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Levi by the Lake

Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Leadership, Christianity, Discernment, Following God, Jesus, Mark | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Healing and Feeding

Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Community, Christianity, Discernment, Discipleship, Following God, Free Will, Healing, Jesus, Life Together, Miracles, New Testament, reconciliation, Redemption, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Walking on the Lake

Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Covenant, Discernment, Discipleship, Faith, Following God, God's Love for Us, Gospel, Jesus, Matthew, Miracles, Nature, New Testament, The Nature of God, Trusting God | Tagged , , | 1 Comment