Believers in Jesus are Happy Forever (Matt 5:7-10)

| Sep 15, 2018

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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. –Matthew 5:7-10 “This joy that I have, […]

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What the Renewed Mind Does (Rom 12:14-16)

| May 12, 2018

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Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. –Romans 12:14-16 These verses are not about you. If you are a […]

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Parents as Rock Stars or Radically New? (Phil 3:7-8)

| Jan 20, 2018

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But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ –Philippians […]

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Free to Live Right (1 Pet 2:24)

| Oct 20, 2017

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He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. –1 Peter 2:24 Jesus the perfect one, the sinless one, “bore” our sins in his body. The word “bore” means he took something that did not belong […]

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Words of Light and Life (Prov 6:22-23)

| May 27, 2017

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When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. 23For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life  –Proverbs 6:22-23 If God-fearing instruction were a coin with […]

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Take heed, young man! (Prov 6:20-21)

| May 20, 2017

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My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. 21Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. –Proverbs 6:20-21 Often it seems that parents and peers are in a wrestling match for the attention of children. But these verses remind us that a son must exert effort of his […]

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The Scope of God’s Steadfast Love (Ps 103:17-19)

| Mar 4, 2017

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But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, 18to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. 19The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. –Psalm 103:17-19 Have you ever […]

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Gaze at the God-Man (Phil 2:8-9)

| Mar 13, 2016

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And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, –Philippians 2:8-9 Most of us have wanted to make a name for ourselves at one time […]

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