“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. (Matthew 27:22) The most important question you will ever answer is, What will you do with Jesus? It is not arbitrary; an answer must always be given. This question comes to everyone to answer of their own free will. Acceptance or rejection. How we answer defines …Read More »
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God Wants To Know: Part 8 – Do You Love Me?
Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” (John 21:15) Just before His crucifixion, Jesus spent some final, tender moments with His disciples. He washed their feet and then ate dinner with them during what is known as the Last Supper. In that warm, bonding atmosphere, Jesus told Peter he would soon deny Him. Not …Read More »
God Wants To Know: Part 7 – Do You Want To Get Well?
When Jesus saw him lying there … he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” (John 5:6) Picture yourself walking through a hospital, surrounded by sick, hurting and scared people. Some have been recently admitted; others have been there days, possibly weeks. Now imagine walking up to someone who has been there for 38 years and asking him, “Hey, …Read More »
God Wants To Know: Part 6 – Why Are You So Afraid?
He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:40) Who is foolish enough to plan a sailing trip knowing a storm is headed straight for him? Well, Jesus did (Mark 4:35-41). Of course, it makes a big difference when you know you will safely arrive at your intended destination in spite …Read More »
God Wants to Know: Part 5 – What Are You Doing Here?
And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (I Kings 19:9) In addition to asking about our past, God often questions the present. It is one thing to agree with God about past failures; it is quite another to discuss my present course of action. Confessing to a mistake is admission of something I …Read More »
God Wants to Know: Part 4 – Where Have You Been?
When he went in and stood before his master, Elisha asked him, “Where have you been, Gehazi?” (II Kings 5:25) No matter where you go, God is there. Jonah could not outswim God. Paul ran into God on the dusty Damascus road. Even King David pondered the inescapability from God: Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I …Read More »
God Wants to Know: Part 3 – Where Were You?
Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? (Job 38:4). Until and unless you accept God as more than a curious entity swirling around somewhere in outerspace, you will have warped views about Him, yourself, and this thing called life. This question confronts us with who God is and affirms His sovereign control. The story of Job confirms he …Read More »
God Wants To Know: Part 2 – Where Are You?
But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9) Initially, that may sound like a weird question. Um, God; I’m right here. You know all things so You already know that answer. Next question, please. Yes, He does know all things. But the amazing thing about God’s questions is that He asks them not for His …Read More »