LUKE 20 The chief religous leaders began challenging Jesus’ authority. However, their plan backfired as Jesus turned the questions on them. Jesus knew their hearts just like He knows our hearts. Therefore, Jesus knew what to say that would make the leaders realize He knew their true identities, which in turn confirmed His deity. As… Read More Religious Leaders Question Jesus’ Authority: Day 3 Holy Week Reading Plan
LUKE 19:45-48 MATTHEW 21:12-17 On this second day of Holy Week, our attention turns to the temple of Jerusalem. Remember, the city is over-flowing with people who have traveled far and wide for the annual Passover celebration and the Feast of the Unleavened Bread. The celebrations will last all week long. The scriptures for today… Read More Jesus Cleanses the Temple: Day 2 of Holy Week Reading Plan
Today is Palm Sunday. This is the day we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as the King of Kings. Jesus had just finished travelling around teaching and healing. Jesus knew his ministry was almost over; Jesus told his disciple he would be put to death, but he would rIse again in three days. Now, it… Read More The King
For most of us, this coming week will not be ‘normal’. The chaos of the outside world, fears, and chaotic schedules may have you in knots inside, wanting to run away from it all. Stop. Take a deep breath. Draft your Plan B. Your normal routine is your Plan A. But all plans are subject… Read More What’s Your Plan B?
Let’s admit it. Every day life can be hard. Work. Raising a family. School. Managing a home. The list goes on and on. Life gets busy. Life gets crazy. And for faithful Christians, each one of our roles in life becomes even harder when Satan sneaks in and starts whispering lies. The enemy preys on… Read More True Identity
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” – John 3:30 This is one of my favorite scriptures in the Bible. It is a few words, powerful words, spoken by a humble friend and servant of Jesus. John the Baptist was different than most in appearance and habits. But he was also somewhat different from many… Read More The Messenger
In our corner of the east coast, snow is a rare sight. But once every few years, we get a snow storm, or what our northern neighbors would call a ‘dusting’. Snow lovers were thrilled to watch the snow falling last night, with the promise of a fun snow day today. Yep, schools and many… Read More Snow day
In the book of James, he says WHEN we face trials, not IF we face trials. in other words, we will face trials. We all have endured trials. Some if us are enduring trials right now. And we will all have trials again. When we do face trials, James says we should count it all… Read More Counting it all JOY
God told us to make our bodies pure temples for the Holy Spirit to dwell in. This means we are to have a healthy lifestyle and abstain from sins of the flesh that harm our bodies. But He did not tell us to obsess with our appearance to the point that what we look like… Read More Are you caught in the comparison trap?
Feeling hopeless? Tired? Frustrated? Wondering “Is there any help for overcoming addictions?” As a guest writer on “Morning Blessings with Crystal Dixon” I would like to introduce myself. I am Pastor Mike Dixon, brother-in-law to Crystal, but I am also a recovered drug addict and alcoholic. I have been clean and sober for over… Read More L.I.F.E. MINISTRIES