The people were jubilant because Jesus was bringing salvation. God had heard their cries. Maybe things would finally change.
Just because you've been saved and let Jesus into your life doesn't mean you can stop. There's always the possibility of a relapse.
Life is not fair, and it wasn't meant to be that way. The sun rises on the evil and the good, just as it rains on the just and the unjust.
The message of this amazing encounter I that the gospel is for everyone, no matter of his or her race, social position, or past sins.
But when we don't know Christ, we make choices as though this life is all we have.
Saying "sorry" is not enough. We must move from regret and remorse to correction and action.
Christ operated on the principle that quality begets quantity, not vice versa, and that church leaders today need to recapture this principle.
She had faith that we could do something to help them and wouldn't ask for anything in return or be judgmental.
If Christians make no effort to affect the world around them, they are of little value to God.
You must be willing to give when others take, to love with others hate, and to help when others abuse.