I Want To Be Accepted

I Want To Be Accepted

I tried to play it cool but inside I was mortified. Luke 9:51-56 Reference: When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” (‭Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭54‬ NIV) Explore: I found a few years of high school were really tough. It wasn’t…

Wisdom From Others

Wisdom From Others

It was too foreign for them to understand. Luke 9:43-50 Reference: But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it. (‭Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭45‬ NIV) Explore: On a recent overseas trip for work we took some people…

Big Hearts

Big Hearts

John was a man of small stature and was open about his discussions of having children with his 5foot9 wife Luke 9:37-43 Reference: A man in the crowd called out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. (‭Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭38‬ NIV) Explore: I was recently chatting to a…

Who’s To Blame

Who's To Blame

They’re more than happy to throw their brother under the bus when something has gone wrong. Psalm 80:1-18 Reference: You have made us an object of derision to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us. (‭Psalm‬ ‭80‬:‭6‬ NIV) Explore: My boys still haven’t learned the importance of taking responsibility for their own actions. At six…

He’s The Boss

He's The Boss

He will refuse to listen Luke 9:28-36 Reference: A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” (‭Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭35‬ NIV) Explore: One of my foster boys has trouble with authority. Once he knows and respects you, he will listen to you. However, many people have found…

Keys To Success

Keys To Success

You would think he had the perfect life. Luke 9:18-27 Reference: What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? (‭Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭25‬ NIV) Explore: When an older man goes through a major health crisis, it is common for him to go through a huge change. It’s…

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