Known By Our Fruit

The fruit of the plant will show how healthy it is. The fruit is used to produce more and it is good food. Jesus speaks of fruit in his parables to describe our faith to teach us about discernment. A good tree bears good fruit but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

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Micah: Warnings and Hope

Like Amos, Micah speaks to Israel about the coming judgment of the people.  His ministry began in 740BC.  By 722 BC, the Assyrians take Israel into captivity. With every prophesy, God always give a warning. But, He also gives a promise. He is a just God, but also a merciful God. God’s word always has a message, and although Micah may be speaking to Israel, all of us need to take note. What He teaches one people are words for all people. The words of more than 2000 years ago still apply today.

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I AM’s…The Good Shepherd

What does it mean to be a shepherd?  A shepherd leads the flock.  He takes care of the flock.  He protects the flock and never steers them wrong.  He will never let them go astray and if they wander off he will bring them back and rescue them from any bad situation.  He is always there for his sheep.  In the Bible, a shepherd is not only one who takes care of his sheep, but is also a leader and a teacher.  Jesus is all those things and so much more. Continue reading “I AM’s…The Good Shepherd”