Daily Devotional

April 22, 2014

Mark 10: 17-31; The Rich and The Kingdom of God

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ.

When the rich man leaves Jesus he is sad. Why? Because he is too attached to his money. That is his problem. It is not that he has money, it is that he loves it too much. The point of this passage is that nothing should come between us and God. For this rich man, money was his stumbling block. For others it may be some other possession. We always need to be careful that our love and/or service to something else is not getting in the way of our love and service to God. God bless you.


Pastor Josh


April 21, 2014

Mark 10: 13-16; The Little Children and Jesus

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ.

The children sang in church yesterday. It was such a blessing, and what made it such a blessing is that they had fun. The children sang with pure, unadulterated joy. They clapped their hands with gusto, seeking to make the loudest noise possible. I suppose it’s possible there are churches that would not allow ‘such things.’ My heart breaks for them. Those children are an inspiration. They worship with joy. When was the last time I worshiped God with that big a smile on my face, with so much energy flowing through me I couldn't sit still for more than a minute? There is a lesson here: be like children, for we are all children. Children of God. God bless you,


Pastor Josh