Did Jesus Always Know That He Was The Messiah

Did Jesus Know

A few years ago one of my former students, who had been in college a few years at the time, asked me, “Did Jesus always know that He was the Messiah?” Apparently he, and some of his friends, had been arguing over this question (and he wasn’t even a Bible major!). Below you will find my response to this question.

Dear [Student’s Name],

This is actually a really tough question to answer because the Gospels do not give us insight into the mental awareness of Jesus, except when he himself reveals it to the crowd listening.

So, we need to begin Continue reading “Did Jesus Always Know That He Was The Messiah”

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Do You Read The Bible Enough?

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If you are like many Christians, you don’t feel like you read the Bible enough. At first glance, it may seem comforting that you are not alone in your struggle. In a very small sense, it is–58% of Americans wish they read the Bible more. However, if you feel like you are not reading your Bible enough, you probably are not.

The reality is that IF people are reading the Bible Continue reading “Do You Read The Bible Enough?”

Don’t Waste Your Time Waiting

We spend a lot of our lives waiting on stuff. For instance, recently I was waiting at the dentist office. Often this is wasted time. We look around the waiting room awkwardly trying not to seem like a weirdo (I don’t think I’m fooling anyone!), or we try and pretend we are reading whatever 2012 magazine is on the side table. What can we do to make this time productive? Continue reading “Don’t Waste Your Time Waiting”

Do You Treasure God?

Brother Lawrence

Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).

Brother Lawerence helps us to put this challenge to the test in our lives. Where is our heart? It is with our treasure. How do we know what we treasure?

Q: Where is our heart?
A: It is with our treasure. How do we know what we treasure?

Q: How do we know what we treasure?
A: By evaluating what occupies most of our thoughts.

Brother Lawerence’s measurement for finding out where our love, heart, and our treasure are is to taking note of how we spend our thought life. It is easy for us to say that we treasure something or someone. The proof comes in our actual everyday actions.

Does your life show that you treasure God?