Jesus Christ

Too Good To Not Believe


Jesus Sends Out the Twelve (Matthew 10:1-8)

Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew, the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

The Right direction


Apostle Peter, under the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit, reminds us that we are sojourners and pilgrims in this world. In other words, all of us need a tour guide to help us navigate this wretched place.

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.

1 Peter 2:11 KJV Bible Gateway

Our shepherd, (Jesus), knows that we cannot survive this place. So, He came to guide us out. His mission is to restore our soul. And He was the only person The Father found worthy for the job. He has the right vision, and he knows the right direction.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6 KJV Bible Gateway

He cares for you


Where do you take disappointments?

You have shared them with relatives, friends, and neighbors. But, you have never taken them to God.

In his letter to the Jewish Christians dispersed outside of Palestine, James, a servant of and brother of the Lord Jesus Christ, wrote:

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms,” James 5:13.

NKJV-Bible Gateway

Before you go anywhere else with your troubles and disappointments, go to God.

Perhaps, you do not want to bother God with your cares. You think he has got enough wars and famines in the world to tend to; he will not have time to care about your hurts. If that is your mindset, then I think you should let him decide.

There is no doubt in my mind that if Jesus cared so much about a wedding that He provided the wine; cared so much about a centurion dying servant that he healed him; and cared so much about Cornelius, that He sent Peter to minister to Cornelius, then, He cares for you too.

Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 NKJV-Bible Gateway

He chose the nails


When it was time for the solders to place Jesus on the cross, He never flinches. He could have used His supreme power to free Himself, but He didn’t. And though He had the option to call ten thousand angels to set Him free, He chose the nails.
Friends, there is no limit to God’s love. What He did on Calvary was not for a particular group of people. It was for me, you and the entire world. He made sure no one was excluded.

13 Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13-KJV Bible Gateway

Everything else can wait When you are in God’s presence


Don’t allow anything to distract you from the gracious presence of Jesus Christ

Everything else can wait when you are in the presence of Jesus Christ is the essence of the story about Martha and Mary found in (#Luke 10:38-42), It is both intriguing and instructive. I think every Christian should take note. Because so many of us are like Martha and so few of us is like Mary.

This is how the author begins: Jesus and his disciples were out and about one day. They entered a village, and a woman named Martha received them into her home. Martha had a sister called Mary. Both women were excited to have Jesus in their house.

Martha was a kind woman. She liked to serve others. So, it was not a surprise that after she welcomed Jesus and his disciples, she went straight to the kitchen to prepare a meal. Mary who always help her sister in the kitchen went and sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to his words.

Meanwhile, Martha was distracted and overwhelmed by all the work she had to do in the kitchen. She approached Jesus and asked him if it did not bother him that Mary had left her to do all the work in the kitchen. But, instead of instructing Mary to help her sister, Jesus scolded Martha. Martha! Martha! He said! You are worried about many things. But only one thing is needed. And Mary has chosen that right path, and it shall not be taken away from her.

It seems to me, like many of us, the one thing Martha needed was to receive the gracious presence of Jesus Christ and listen to his words. Because in the end, it does not matter who you are or what you do. If you do not have Christ, you have nothing.

Hence, everything else can wait when you are in the presence of Jesus Christ.