Two things you aren’t supposed to talk about at thanksgiving. Religion and politics.
You can die like a tenant or live like a son. There is no middle ground.
“Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea…” What mountain is he referring to?
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
“The Human Spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed Spirit?”
(Credit to Tim Keller, Jon Ortberg, John Mark Comer, Chipp Dodd and Jeff Schulte.)
What do you want me to do for you? That's the question Jesus asked Bartimeaus. It's the question He asks you and me. Our answer to this question depends 100% on who we believe that He is.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Knowing that Jesus died is an important part of our faith. Understanding WHY He died is just as important.
The Disciples were standing there as broke, powerless, and unknown as when they started following Jesus. Peter asked a question that any single one of us would ask- “but what about us Jesus?