James 5: 10-11 "Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and … Continue reading Be Merciful to the Mean
2 Chronicles 19:6-7 “Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. 7 Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.” Being a Christian means that we do not make decisions … Continue reading Think Bigger Than Yourself
Recently I have been switching the word "love" for the word "value". We are desensitized to the word "love" in our society; essentially it has become a self centered concept that focuses on our own desires and our own feelings, rather than its intended meaning. Love is not about us, but this is how we … Continue reading Try Using the Word “Value”…
1 John 4:9 "God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him." As Christians we always talk about Jesus being the "Son of God" but I don't think that we do a good job of helping others understand what this … Continue reading Son of God?
Matthew 5:12 says "Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven..." When Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 He essentially told his followers that the life of one who lives for God is characterized by an expectation of receiving satisfaction in the future...not in the present. It is the … Continue reading Go Unsatisfied
Matthew 3: 7-9 says "When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the place of his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance. And don’t presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God is … Continue reading What Should You Do About ______?
1 Peter 1:17-19 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, … Continue reading Remember Why You Left
"You are the most influential player on this team. If you walk around defeated, so will they." - Facing the Giants We are influencing someone. Our actions inspire someone to do something. In the home we are privileged to exercise leadership in God's format; by his design. To someone in your family, you are the … Continue reading Who’s Watching You?
Matthew 4:21-22 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him. If you believe in Jesus that means you have been … Continue reading When Jesus Calls
Genesis 3 The curses that man and woman received after their disobedience flowed from their original purpose when they were created. Man was created to take dominion over all creation--plants and animals. Woman was created to "complement" (Gen. 2) man. The woman's curse was relational. Pain in childbirth A conflict in marriage whereby she experiences … Continue reading Result of Original Sin