Author Archives: Robert Crosby

James 4:8

The Rings of the Lord

The Rings of the Lord

Jesus had an inner circle. The Bible offers plenty of examples. As a matter of fact, He had several circles or rings of relationship around Him. When the mother of James and John asked Jesus to allow her sons to enter one of those rings, He did not deny her request. However, He did ask them an important question:

Follow Jesus, Follow Joy

Jesus promised His disciples three things — that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble. — F. R. Maltby Jesus wants His followers to experience great joy. I am convinced of this. As late as His Last Supper discourse, He let them know they could find joy in part from their

Sack Lunch Spirituality

What’s in Your Hand: Sack Lunch Spirituality

What is that in your hand? —Exodus 4:2 Amid a windfall of miracles and supernatural events among the Five Thousand, Jesus’ disciples seemed worried. While blinded eyes opened, lame legs walked, and deaf ears heard, the Twelve were concerned about another need: getting hungry. Philip answered… “It would take more than half a year’s wages

Matthew 9:36

Jesus’ POV

When He saw the crowds… – Matthew 9:36 If you want to get the attention of a roomful of teenagers, turn something wild loose. A little touch of chaos in the atmosphere periodically is an asset to any youth group. Years ago when I was a youth pastor, I turned something loose as I got ready to tell the

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