Wisewords From Yoda – Part 1

Wisewords from Yoda – part 1: ‘Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.’ (Yoda accent optional)

So you’ve been rescued by Jesus. Yay! Sins forgiven. Yay! Now what? Fact is – our enemy (the forces of evil) is still around and wants to damage you.

Philippians 4v9 says, ‘What you have learned and received and heard and seen in mepractise these things, and the God of peace will be with you’.

So, what HAVE you learnt, received, heard and seen? It’s God alone who has rescued and continues to rescue you. How can you live out that truth in your day today?

Mind what you have learned. Save you it can

Philippians 4 here:




How do you react when someone says something rude or mean to you? Honestly, I’m often tempted to shoot something straight back and take them down with an angry response. Here’s some wisdom from Proverbs that’s really, really helped me:

‘A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare’ (Proverbs 15:1)

It’s so true! This has helped me get out of potentially ugly scenes in traffic, at home, all kinds of places. A gentle answer is so effective at calming everyone down. Since our mouths speak from our hearts it’s worth asking the Spirit to help us grow gentleness there too.

Proverbs 15 here:

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15 Year Old Jesus?

What would Jesus be like as a 15-year old at your school? Here are some ideas from the gospels: people loved hanging out with him cos he never made them feel small; he made people who abused their power go crazy cos he wouldn’t play by their rules; he showed great love for everyone he met; he was willing to give up everything for what he believed in; he didn’t care much about his reputation.

What was Jesus’ secret? He told us in John 17v3 – his relationship with his Father. You have the same heavenly Father. Could that truth begin to release you to be a bit more like Jesus in your school today?

Read John 17 here –


Carrying Your Cross?

Jesus said that if anyone wanted to share life with him they needed to do life like him. That includes being willing to carry a cross like him (Mark 8v34). What does that mean? Paul said it’s mostly about sharing Jesus’ attitude towards the people you live with:

‘Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.’ (Philippians 2v3-4 )

There are no handles on a cross for your convenience but Jesus promised it’s the way to find our lives. Could you begin to do that more this Easter?