Passion for Praise

Servants to the Nations

Note from JesusDear Friend, Two powerful themes from the Bible converge in this one story in today’s Scripture about Philip and the Ethiopian dignitary:After My resurrection, I poured out the Spirit at Pentecost and the ...

The Spirit Cannot Be Bought

Note from JesusDear Precious Disciple, One of the great gifts you received with your salvation was the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39). I pour out the Spirit on all who come to Me in faith and ...

Baptism Must Open the Door to Genuine Fellowship

Note from JesusDear Beloved, The early Christians were greatly encouraged by Luke’s account of two disciples on the road to Emmaus. I joined those two disciples on their journey and shared a meal with them ...

Near and Far

Note from JesusDear Friend, The verses you read below are from Acts chapter 8. They tell of the scattering of My followers from Jerusalem. This scattering began with escalating persecution and the martyrdom of Stephen. ...

The Spirit of Grace Under Fire

Note from JesusDear Believer, Today I want to give you a glimpse of My servant, Stephen. In the verses below, you will see how he followed My example when faced with death:He rested his trust ...

Growing through Problems

Note from JesusDear Beloved, The apostle Paul spoke the truth about Our — Father, Son, and Spirit’s — desire for Our new covenant people when he wrote:So in Christ Jesus you are all children of ...

Goodness and Deception

Note from JesusDear Beloved, Key transitions in the life and faith of My people need to be protected. In the early days of My church, this need for safety was especially true. My new disciples ...

Prayer Power!

Note from JesusDear Disciple, Yesterday I shared with you that while the key ruling council tried to intimidate My people, they were undaunted. Here was their answer to the threats of the religious leaders:You are ...

Undaunted!

Note from JesusDear Faithful Follower, Yesterday, I asked you to read about the paralyzed man that I healed through Peter and John. I wanted you to see the refreshing new life that I brought not ...

Times of Refreshing

Note from JesusDear Beloved, Are you stuck? Are your days too predictably monotonous? Do you feel that nothing is ever going to change? I want you to look especially at the words highlighted in bold ...

Heart Surgery

Note from JesusDear Disciple, I’ve been sharing some reasons that the Scriptures, including the teaching of the apostles and others in the New Testament, are important to you. The Scriptures are alive because We — ...

God-breathed Scripture

Note from JesusDear Beloved, One of the great blessings that you have received from Us — Father, Son, and Spirit — is the Bible, the “holy Scriptures.” Many people have died over the centuries because ...

The Stubbornness of Unbelief

Note from JesusDear Follower, I challenge you to consider two questions about the verses you find below:Why do you think that Mark included this story about the unbelief of the folks from My “hometown” and ...

Living for Me No Matter the Cost

Note from JesusDear Follower, How do you find the strength to go on when times are tough? That’s a really important question because a lot of people will follow Me only when things are going ...

Praying in the Spirit

Note from JesusDear Disciple, Very few people have direct access to the leader of their nation. If you urgently needed to get your leader’s attention, you would be out of luck since most of you ...

'Through the Power at Work in Us'

Note from JesusDear Disciples, I love My disciples to praise the Father! Look at Paul’s beautiful prayer in the verses below. He not only praises the Father, but he also asks for the Father’s help. ...

The Power of the Resurrection in You

Note from JesusDear Beloved, I want you to notice especially the words highlighted in bold in the verses below. The apostle Paul is praying for the Ephesian Christians and other believers in Asia Minor. They ...

Spiritual Family!

Note from JesusDear Precious Brothers and Sisters, So many of My followers struggle in their lives of discipleship because each is trying to do everything by his or her own strength. The individualism so prevalent ...

The Apostles' Teaching

Note from JesusDear Believer, Have you ever asked yourself questions like the following:Why is the Bible important?Is it really necessary?Do I have to read it?Do I have to obey it and live by its teachings?If ...

The Power Behind My Growing Kingdom

Note from JesusDear Disciple, Pentecost came, and My church was born! The presence, power, and work of the Holy Spirit in every true disciple had finally arrived. All who truly believed in Me as Lord ...

For You, but More than Just You!

Note from JesusDear Beloved, John wrote the truth powerfully and simply in his short little letter you call 1 John:You are my little children, so I am writing these things to help you avoid sin. ...

Sharing My Mission

Note from JesusMy Beloved Disciple, I came to earth for a divine purpose, on a mission from the Father. I was determined to complete that mission. I was committed to finishing the work the Father ...

Pentecost!

Note from JesusDear Disciple, A new era began after My resurrection. On the day of Pentecost, I poured out the Holy Spirit first on My closest disciples. Then I poured out the Holy Spirit upon ...

Can These Bones Live?

Note from JesusDear Precious Believer, My resurrection was a surprise to everyone, including My closest followers. It was a glorious shock to their system in many ways, but the truth of My resurrection became obvious ...