SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Today salvation has come to this house… for the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” — Luke 19:9-10

One of the most shocking and incredible aspects of Jesus is that He is our Friend. It’s astonishing that our omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient God who made everything in the universe and beyond with His own hands, who rules history and kingdoms, holds the power over every proton, neutron, and electron in every galaxy we have yet to discover… also wants to be… friends.
Jesus is a Friend to not just the brightest and best, the most powerful and accomplished, the prettiest and wealthiest. He is a ready Friend to anyone. Anyone! He was at ease and fully Himself among the elite (The Pharisee Nicodemus in John 3) and the most hated people in the whole culture (tax collectors in Luke 19:1-10). He was the life of the party (John 2:1-11) and the perfect Friend One-on-One (Peter in John 21:15-19).
Jesus shows again and again that when He came to earth, He was relatable–just like us normal people. He chose to be average. Seemingly unremarkable. Approachable. Fun and funny. Kind. He chose Capernaum as His home base, an average town like yours and mine. He made friends with Pete, Andy, Phil, Tom, Matt, Bart, and all the riff-raff. Ordinary folk. Fishermen and townsfolk. Peter’s my favorite. Bold and emotional, blundering, and passionate. He’s the guy who will step out on the water and yet inwardly roll his eyes at obeying Jesus who knows “nothing” about fishing because Peter was the pro. The fish aren’t out in the daytime. They’re not out in the deep, they’re in the shallows.
Jesus shows His abundance. And His friendship. He didn’t chastise Peter. He loved Him.
Doesn’t that give you hope? If Jesus chose to be friends with John the Wild, and Peter the Passionate, and sly Levi, and Andy the cynic, and James and John the hotheads, then you and I are welcome friends to our King, too.
If you’re anyone… you’re in!

PRAYER: “Jesus, we love You. Thank You for being our Friend. It’s hard to grasp Your greatness along with how personable You choose to be. You know every detail of every single thing, and yet You care about us, and love us, and are involved in our lives. How can we thank You for being such a Friend! We love You, Lord.” Amen.



He must become greater; I must become less.”– John 3:30 (NIV)


The willingness of John the Baptist to decrease in importance shows unusual humility. Alas most of us can be tempted to focus more on the success of our ministries than on Christ Jesus who is the reason why we are in ministry. Consider who the Lord Jesus really is so that like John the Baptist, you will understand your place in relation to Him.

John the Baptist further states in John 3:31-36: “The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”

Beware of those who put more emphasis on their own achievements than on God’s Kingdom.


  • He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End!
  • He is the keeper of Creation, Creator of all!
  • He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times.
  • He always was, He always is, and He always will be
  • Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and Never undone!
  • He was bruised and brought healing!
  • He was pierced and eased pain!
  • He was persecuted and brought freedom!
  • He was dead and brought life!
  • He is risen and brings power!
  • He reigns and brings Peace!
  • The world can’t understand Him, armies can’t defeat Him, schools can’t explain Him, and the leaders can’t ignore Him. Herod couldn’t kill Him, the Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him, and the people couldn’t hold Him! Nero couldn’t crush Him, Hitler couldn’t silence Him, The New Age can’t replace Him, and the intellectuals and rationalists can’t explain Him away!
  • He is Light, Love, Longevity, and Lord. He is Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
  • He is Holy, Righteous, Mighty, Powerful, and Pure. His ways are right, His Word is eternal, His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me!
  • He is my Redeemer, He is my Saviour, He is my Guide, and He is my Peace! He is my Joy, He is my Comfort, He is my Lord, and He rules my life! I serve Him because His bond is love, His burden is light, and His goal for me is abundant life.
  • I’m bought by blood and bound by love. I love Him because He first loved me.
  • I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise.
  • The power of the powerful, The ancient of days, The ruler of rulers, The leader of leaders, The First of the overcomers, and the sovereign Lord of all that was and is to come. And wonders of wonders – His goal is a relationship with ME!
  • He will never leave me, or forsake me, never mislead me, or forget me, never overlook me, and
  • Never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!
  • When I fall, He lifts me up!
  • When I fail, He forgives!
  • When I am weak, He is strong!
  • When I am lost, He is the way!
  • When I am afraid, He is my courage!
  • When I stumble, He steadies me!
  • When I am hurt, He heals me!
  • When I am broken, He mends me!
  • When I am blind, He leads me!
  • When I am hungry, He feeds me!
  • When I face trials, He is with me!
  • When I face persecution, He shields me!
  • When I face problems, He comforts me!
  • When I face loss, He provides for me!
  • When I face Death, He carries me Home!
  • He is my everything, He is God, He is faithful. I am His, and He is mine! Our Father in heaven has defeated the god of this world. Greater is He that is in me!

So, if you’re wondering why we should feel so secure, understand this… He said it and that settles it. God is in control, I am on His side, and that means all is well with our souls.

Everyday is a blessing for GOD Is!

  • Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly. Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision where I live in the heights with Thee and in the depths with me. Hemmed in by the mountains of sin, I yet see Thy glory.
  • Help us to learn by paradox that the way down is the way up that to be lowly is to be high; that the broken heart; is the healed heart that the contrite spirit; is the rejoicing spirit that the repenting soul is the victorious soul; that to have nothing is to possess; all that to bear the cross is to wear the crown; that to give is to receive and that the valley is the place of clearest vision.

Lord we love You and thank You for all that You have done and are doing and shall do in our lives. You are the source of our existence. You are our LIFE. You keep us functioning each and every day. Without You, we will be nothing. Without You, we are nothing but with You we can do all things (Philippians 4:13).

“I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower” – Psalm 18:1-2 (KJV)

Stay blessed!

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SCRIPTURE TEXT: “You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.“–Ephesians 2: 2-3(NLT) 

The fact that all people, without exception, commit sin proves that without Christ we have a sinful nature. We are lost in sin and cannot save ourselves. Does it mean only Christians do good? of course not–many people do good to others. On a relative scale, many are moral, kind, and law abiding. Comparing these people to criminals, we would say that they are very good indeed.

But on God’s absolute scale, no one is good enough to earn salvation; “…dead because of your disobedience and your many sins”.-Ephesians 2:1. Only through being united with Christ’s perfect life can we become good in God’s sight. 



“Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.” – Ephesians 4:22


Change requires making choices. It’s not enough to dream of changing. It’s not enough to desire change. In order for you to change, you will need to make a decision. You must choose to change.

Change is intentional: Are you going to be any different in six months? Are you going to be better a year from now? Are you going to be healthier, stronger, and more mature? Are you going to be happier? Are you going to be in less debt? Are you going to be more like God wants you to be?

I can tell you the answer right now: It will only happen if you choose to change, because it isn’t going to happen accidentally. You need to think ahead to where you need to be at the end of this year and where you need to be in three years, six years, and a decade from now. I want us to be better in 10 years than we are today, but we won’t be unless you choose to be.


All too often we think we’re waiting on God to change us. No, you are not waiting on God. God is rather waiting on you! He’s waiting on you to say, “Yes, Lord, I’m willing to make these changes.”

We have to make intentional choices in order to grow. There is no growth without change, there is no change without loss, and there is no loss without pain. If you are going to grow, you will have to change, and change means you let go of some old things and grab hold of some new things.

It’s like swinging on a trapeze (a short bar hanging right up in the air from two ropes): The trapeze artist swings out on one bar, and then she has to reach out and grab the other bar. At some point, she has to let go of one to grab the other, or she’s not going to make it to the other side. If she thinks she can hold on to both, what happens? She gets stuck in the middle, and she’s going down.

Perhaps you’re stuck in the middle, and you’re going down because you haven’t let go of old patterns, old habits, and old ways of thinking. You have to let go of your old ways.

The Bible says, “Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life” – Ephesians 4:22 (NLT). In other words, let it go. Those old habits, those old hurts, those old patterns, those old sins in your life—let them go.

The Bible says to throw them off and trust that God is working in you “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.”Philippians 2:13 (NLT).

Talk It Over

  • Why does change require loss? How has this been true in your life?
  • What old habits and patterns do you need to “throw off” in order to grow and change this year?
  • What promises can you claim from God’s Word to help you make the choice to grow and change every day?


1 Take my life, and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;

Take my moments and my days,

Let them flow in ceaseless praise,

2 Take my hands, and let them move

At the impulse of Thy love;

Take my feet and let them be

Swift and beautiful for Thee,

3 Take my voice, and let me sing

Always, only, for my King;

Take my lips, and let them be

Filled with messages from Thee,

4 Take my silver and my gold;

Not a mite would I withhold;

Take my intellect, and use

Every power as Thou shalt choose,

5 Take my will, and make it Thine;

It shall be no longer mine.

Take my heart; it is Thine own;

It shall be Thy royal throne,

6 Take my love; my Lord, I pour

At Thy feet its treasure-store.

Take myself, and I will be

Ever, only, all for Thee,


Our old way of life before we believed in Christ is completely in the past. We should put it behind us like old clothes to be thrown away. When we decide to accept Christ’s gift of salvation, it is both a one-time decision, as well as a daily conscious commitment. We are not to be driven by desire and impulse. We must put on the new nature, head in the new direction, and have the new way of thinking that the Holy Spirit gives.

Stay Blessed!

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SCRIPTURE TEXT: “And the Church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, Who fills all things everywhere with Himself.“–Ephesians 1: 23(NLT) 

Christ fills the Church with gifts and blessings. The Church should be the full expression of Christ, who Himself fills everything. When reading Ephesians, it is important to remember that it was written primarily to the entire Church, not merely to an individual.

Christ is the Head of the Church, and we are the body of His Church. The image of the body shows the Church’s unity. Each member is involved with all the others as they go about doing Christ’s work on earth. We should not attempt to work, serve, or worship merely on our own. We need the entire body.



SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.“–Ephesians 1: 21-22(NLT) 

Having been raised from the dead, Christ is now the Head of the Church, the ultimate Authority over the world. Jesus is the Messiah, God’s Anointed One, the One Israel longed for, the One who will set their broken world right.

As Christians we can be confident that God has won the final victory and is in control of everything. We need not fear any dictator or nation or even death or Satan himself. The contract has been signed and sealed; we are waiting just a short while for delivery. Paul says, in Romans 8:37-38, that nothing can separate us from God and His love. 



SCRIPTURE TEXT: “God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfil his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time, he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.”–Ephesians 1: 9-11(NLT) 

God was not intentionally keeping His mysterious plan a secret, but His plan for the world could not be fully understood until Christ rose from the dead. His purpose for sending Christ was to unite Jews and Gentiles in one body with Christ as the Head. Many people still do not understand God’s plan; but at the right time, He will bring us together to be with Him forever. Then everyone will understand. On that day, all people will bow to Jesus to Jesus as Lord, either because they love Him or because they fear His power.

God’s purpose is to offer salvation to the world, just as He planned to do long ago. God is Sovereign; He is in charge. When your life seems chaotic, rest in this truth: Jesus is Lord, and God is in control. God’s purpose to save you cannot be thwarted, no matter what evil Satan may bring.



SCRIPTURE TEXT: “He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.”–Ephesians 1: 7-8(NLT) 

God showered His kindness on us—this is called God’s “grace.” This is His voluntary and loving favour given to those He saves. We can’t earn salvation, nor do we deserve it. No religious, intellectual, or moral effort can gain it, because it comes only from God’s mercy and love. Without God’s grace, no person can be saved.
To receive it, we must acknowledge that we cannot save ourselves,  that only God can save us, and that our only way to receive this loving favour is through faith in Christ.



SCRIPTURE TEXT: “He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins.”–Ephesians 1: 7(NLT) 

To speak of Jesus’ blood was an important first-century way of speaking of Christ’s death. His death points to two wonderful truths—redemption and forgiveness. Redemption was the price paid to gain freedom for a slave. 

Through His death, Jesus paid the price to release us from slavery to sin. Forgiveness was granted in Old Testament times on the basis of the shedding of animals’ blood. Now we are forgiven on the basis of the shedding of Jesus’ blood—He died as the perfect and final sacrifice.



This week we focus on the study of Ephesians chapter one. This letter refers to the Church as a body to illustrate the unity of purpose and show how each individual member is a part that must work together with all the other parts.  I will be sharing with you some selected notes from the Life Application Study Bible (NLT). Enjoy

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.”–Ephesians 1: 4(NLT) 

Paul says that “God chose us” to emphasize that salvation depends totally on God. We are not saved because we deserve it but because God is gracious and freely gives salvation. We did not influence God’s decision to save us; He saved us according to His plan.
Thus, there is no way to take credit for our salvation or to allow room for pride. The mystery of salvation originated in the timeless mind of Good long before we existed. It is hard to understand how God could accept us. But because of Christ, we are holy and blameless in His sight. God chose us and when we belong to Him through Jesus Christ, God looks at us as if we had never sinned. All we can do is express our thanks for His wonderful love.



This week we focus on the study of Ephesians chapter one. This letter refers to the Church as a body to illustrate unity of purpose and show how each individual member is a part that must work together with all the other parts.  I will be sharing with you some selected notes from the Life Application Study Bible (NLT). Enjoy

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus.”–Ephesians 1: 1 (NLT) 

“Faithful followers of Christ Jesus”-what an excellent reputation! Such a label would be an honor for any believer. What would it take for others to characterize you as a faithful follower of Christ Jesus?

Hold fast to your faith, one day at a time; faithfully obey God, even in the details of life. Then, like the Ephesians, you will be known as a person who is faithful to the Lord. 


Covid is real. Let’s continue to take care of ourselves by following these protocols: 

  1. Wash our hands with soap under running water; 
  2. Use hand sanitisers often; 
  3. Wear nose mask and face shield;
  4. Practice social/physical distancing.