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When Life Is Hard

Note from Jesus Dear Beloved, There are times when life is very hard. Remember when I fed 5,000 people out of five loaves and two fish (Matthew 14:13-21)? The people were tired, the hour was late, and My disciples were not ready to handle the problem. So I want to…

For Those Seeking

Note from Jesus Dear Seeker, Folks have talked for centuries about My methods as a teacher. Many have been intrigued by My stories that are often called parables — “everyday stories with heavenly meanings” is one description of them. There are several reasons I told these stories: Using stories with…

Take Me Into Your Heart

Note from Jesus Dear Child of God, Don’t miss the heartbreak of the events described in the Scripture below. Despite all I had said and had done, people turned away from Me. As long as I would do miracles for them, they were quite happy to hang around with Me.…

More Than!

Note from Jesus Dear Believer, I know that the religious world has its share of overstatement, hyperbole, exaggeration, and sometimes even fraud. So beware of the person who is trying to get you to buy something to get some favor from Me. Don’t trust anyone who teaches you to bargain…

My Plan to Train and Teach!

Note from Jesus Dear Disciple, Leadership and choosing leaders are very important in any group, but especially among My followers. Please notice two things of great importance in the verses below. They will help you have a lasting impact for Me in your world. First, I prayed all night before…

ASK!

Note from Jesus Dear Beloved, We are returning today to what is often called My Sermon on the Mount. What I want you to see today is a clear, simple, time-proven truth: you cannot out give God! The truth of grace is that your Father in heaven knows you, loves…

What Will You Do with My Grace?

Note from Jesus Dear Follower, In today’s events from My life on earth, you will meet a man who had great difficulties. But like so many who find themselves in very difficult situations, this man makes the situation worse by refusing to take responsibility for anything in his life. As…

Love is Always Demonstrated

Note from Jesus Dear Disciple, I made people nervous during My ministry by including women. I served them, ministered to them, and included them in My ministry while others treated them as less than worthy — as you will see in the verses below. I was willing to talk to…

Don't Make Holy Days Harmful!

Note from Jesus Dear Disciple, Having lived among you, I know the challenges and temptations of human flesh (Hebrews 4:15). Something that troubles Me, however, is how the devil can get good, decent, God-loving people so worked up over religious rules that they actually turn the Father’s gift of rest…

Let the Light Shine!

Note from Jesus Dear Disciple, While I was in the world, I was the “Light of the world” (John 9:5). I AM still the Light of the world (John 1:4-5; John 8:12), but now I am sending you to be My representative. You are to share the light you have…

Reason to Celebrate

Note from Jesus Dear Beloved, What’s with all those somber faces among those who claim to follow Me? Yes, seriousness is demanded at certain times. Yes, My call for you to follow Me is a life-changing call that demands commitment. Yes, there are times of pain, grief, and persecution that…

When You Think You Know Better

Note from Jesus Dear Friend, Frustrated! Yes, I was frustrated at this precious man in today’s verses who disobeyed My direct command not to tell anyone except the priests that he had been healed of leprosy. I understand why he did it. Most mortals would have difficulty not telling everyone…