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Blind before seeing


“The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.” (Acts 9:7-9)

The bold witness of Saul


“Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God… Saul, grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.” (Acts 9:19b-22)

Who’s On God’s Christmas List?


Titus 3:5-6 “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”

A new year and a new beginning


2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”

The treasure of kingdom citizenship


Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

Keeping your eyes on Jesus


Matthew 14:30 “But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ ”

The good and bad of family dynamics


Matthew 13:57 “And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.’ ”

When traditions become transgressions


Matthew 15:3 “And He answered and said to them, ‘Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?’”

Celebrating the coming of Jesus



Real Repentance


Touring through Jesus’ Bible we can learn much about repentance from Jacob’s firstborn son Reuven. But before we start, please find your Bible and read Genesis 42:1-22. If we remember back to the beginning of the story of Joseph, Reuven is the one who talked his brothers out of killing Joseph and intended to bring him back to his father. While Reuven was gone for a short time, the other brothers sold Joseph into slavery.


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