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According to Jesus, our Father in heaven knows everything you need before you ask

September 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, According to Jesus, our Father in heaven knows everything you need before you ask. (Matthew 6:8) And as you read this, our Lord Jesus gives exactly the help you need by giving you

Jesus knows you have troubles today

September 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Jesus knows you have troubles today, and Jesus wants to come to you in your troubles in order to share with you his glory. So he asks you to trust him, and he

Have you connected what most fascinates you with Christ our Lord?

September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Have you connected what most fascinates you with Christ our Lord? To make that connection opens you to the rewards of discipleship. To share that connection enables you to embody God’s peace for

What does it look like to live as a pillar in the temple of God that Jesus builds?

August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, What does it look like to live as a pillar in the temple of God that Jesus builds? In the Willowdale passage for September 2 (Revelation 3:7-13) Jesus tells the church in Philadelphia,

How can Jesus wake us up when we’re dead?

August 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, How can Jesus wake us up when we’re dead? How can Jesus expect us to stay alert when we feel sleepy and maybe even a little drunk? These searching questions J come to

In our Scripture reading for August 12, Jesus makes one of the most outrageous and intriguing promises

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, In our Scripture reading for August 12, Jesus makes one of the most outrageous and intriguing promises in the Scriptures. Jesus says he will give his followers “authority over the nations.” (Revelation 2:26)

Today, a non-believing historian named Tom Holland is helping me to listen to Jesus Christ

August 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Today, a non-believing historian named Tom Holland is helping me to listen to Jesus Christ. In his letter to the church in Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17, our passage for August 5), Jesus affirms those

In his letter to the congregation in Smyrna, Jesus tells poor people they are rich

July 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, In his letter to the congregation in Smyrna, Jesus tells poor people they are rich. Jesus tells the persecuted that they need not fear. Jesus tells people doomed to die that he will

While in exile and in the Spirit, the author of Revelation writes…

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, While in exile and in the Spirit, the author of Revelation writes, “When I saw him [Jesus], I fell at his feet as though dead.” (Revelation 1:17) John the Seer’s overwhelming encounter with

When we are baptized into Christ Jesus, we find ourselves united with Christ…

July 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Willowdale has received requests for baptism from several people who have risked losing their lives in order to gain life with Jesus. When the Holy Spirit opened their hearts to trust in the