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Master to Messiah Day 7

Week 2 >> Day 2 >> READ Luke 5:12-26 Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and makeme clean.” Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared. Then Jesus instructed him not to tell anyone what had happened. He said, […]

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Master to Messiah Introduction and Day 6

Week 2 >> CHANGED BY JESUS Miracles occur when inherent ability is used in works of a supernatural origin. It is said that the purpose of miracles is to validate the message or the messenger. In your walk with Jesus, there have probably been several times He worked in special ways to get your attention. Peter and the disciples experienced incredible miracles that amazed everyone. Some of them were very personal, such as the healing of family members. Others were just as impactful, even if not as personal. To be with Jesus was to […]

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Master to Messiah Day 5

Week 1 >> Day 5 >> LOOKING BACK In the stories for this week, we have seen Jesus come on the scene and begin to challenge the way the people think about and view God. Peter and others have decided that His teachings are compelling enough that they want to follow him. Jesus changes them from early on, going as far as changing Simon’s name to Peter. As more people begin to follow Him, they see Jesus challenging religion, class, and culture. Jesus demonstrates a new method of ministry through His words, attitudes, and […]

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Master to Messiah Day 4

Week 1 >> Day 4 >> READ Luke 5:1-11 Jesus Calls His First Disciples One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon, its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there. When he had […]

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Master to Messiah Day 3

Week 1 >> Day 3 >> READ John 2:13-25 Jesus Clears the Temple Courts It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. In the Temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers’ coins over the floor, and turned over their tables. Then, going over to […]

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Master to Messiah Day 2

Week 1 >> Day 2 >> READ John 1:43-50 Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.” Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter’s hometown. Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.” “Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” “Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied. As they […]

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Master to Messiah Introduction and Day 1

As our church prepares to launch Sunday morning services, we are studying together through the life of Peter.  We are learning more about what it means to be a disciple, so that we can fulfill Jesus’ commands to His people and His church to go and make disciples. I hope you will join us on this devotional journey.  I will be posting daily scripture and devotional reading with some activities to challenge you as you read.  I will post a PDF version of the devotional booklet on the recommended reading page […]

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Guided Steps

I leaned against a huge red fir tree and prayed. “Guide my steps, Lord. Please God, guide me straight to him. Lord, I am not sure what to do or where to go, but right now I need you to help me please.” It was just this last Saturday that I stood in the forest praying that prayer. Let me give you a bit of the story of why I was asking God for his divine intervention and guidance. Crash! Crash! Crash! A bull elk came charging down the hill […]

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Labels

Guest blogger, Ashley Jones, finishes up our Identity in Christ series today.  Enjoy! – Brandon Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free: but Christ is all and in all. Colossians 3:11 How would you describe yourself? Do you use words like sweet tempered, hopeful, sarcastic, pessimistic, a realist, mellow, an extrovert or introvert? Or perhaps you use words like movie-buff, mama bear, or (insert favorite sport) fanatic.  Possibly you use words that link you to your geography or heritage: American, Texan, African-American, descended from the Pilgrims, the daughter/son of so-and-so.  Or even […]

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Hidden

Hidden, remain, abide, and press into are all concepts used to describe this idea of a relationship with Christ. Have you ever been reading the Bible and felt like you are in a foreign country trying to understand street signs? The idea of “in Christ” has always been a mystery to me. Two weeks ago I began this blog series in pursuit of better understanding my own identity in Christ and the journey sent me down a trail that led to the apostle Paul’s favorite term, “in Christ.” Last week […]

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