1 Timothy 1
on September 23rd, 2020
1 Timothy 1:15The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the foremost. If you know you’re a failure—good news, Jesus came for you! However, if you’ve got it all put together and abide perfectly by the rules—Jesus passes you by. Cause you don’t need any help. So, what will it be? Are you going to be self-sufficient ...
2 Thessalonians 3
on September 22nd, 2020
2 Thessalonians 3:1Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored. I love the high regard Paul has for the Word. He asks for prayer, not for the purpose of provision, not for the desire for safety, not for the hope of direction, but that the Word of the Lord would have free course. That was central to his ambition. Is it central to yours? May the Word be s...
2 Thessalonians 2
on September 22nd, 2020
2 Thessalonians 2:3Let no one deceive you in any way. Scripture says that Satan disguises himself as an angel of light, so it is no surprise if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness (2 Cor. 11:14-15). The New Testament constantly calls us to be on alert for spiritual deception. The enemy is at work. And you should know that his methods are not by frontal assault, but b...
2 Thessalonians 1
on September 18th, 2020
2 Thessalonians 1:6God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you. What a relief! God is keeping track of things, which means I don’t have to. Sometimes when our family plays pinochle it’s kind of nice when someone else manages the points. That way I can just play the game. I don’t need to worry about keeping score. Someone else is doing that for me. This verse gives me simil...
1 Thessalonians 5
on September 17th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. If you want to be in the will of God for your life do not miss verses 16 through 18. God’s plan may be different for each one, but in this regard, it is the same for all. RejoicePrayGive Thanks Practice it today – over and over – and see if you don’t l...
1 Thessalonians 4
on September 16th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 4:10-11We urge you… to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you. These verses run counter to our modern-day preoccupation with social media. It can be hard to turn off our feeds because we would rather indulge our vanity and gratify our curiosity than accept the humdrum pace of everyday life. Have you ever felt like...
1 Thessalonians 3
on September 15th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 3:12-13May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father. Jesus has taken it upon himself to make you holy. Think of it. One day you will be blameless. Clean, clear, and perfect. No tinge of guilt. No speck of shame. No condemnation. Utterly radiant. S...
1 Thessalonians 2
on September 14th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 2:13And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. Why don’t we stand up on Sundays and read from Moby Dick or To Kill a Mockingbird? Because, although these books might be eloquent and full of insight, ul...
1 Thessalonians 1
on September 11th, 2020
1 Thessalonians 1:5You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. When I was preparing to get married, somebody offered me some great perspective. They said, “You’re not just getting a wife, but giving a husband.” Wow. That was a paradigm shift. And it carries over into so many areas of life. I’m giving a mom, I’m giving a dad, I’m giving a role model, I’m giving a friend, I’m ...
on September 10th, 2020
Colossians 4:18I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. What a disturbing way to close a letter. Remember my chains. Sometimes (oftentimes) when a person’s pain is not our own, we forget. We have our own schedules and challenges. We get busy. So, another person’s troubles can easily fade – out of sight, out of mind. That’s why I appreciate Paul’s reminder. Each of us have...
on September 9th, 2020
Colossians 3:23Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Some people are waiting around for God’s will – loitering in their current context. Not sure if they’re in the right place, not certain if they’re doing the right thing. God’s will for their life seems like a misty fog. But verse 23 makes things a bit clearer. It simply says, “whatever you do” give it your all. Put you...
on September 4th, 2020
Philippians 4:11For I have learned in whatever situation, I am to be content. Have you ever gone shopping when you’re hungry? Bad idea!!! You can make some of the worst decisions when you are hungry because everything looks good! Same thing in life. You don’t want to go through life hungry. Hungry for love.Hungry for attention.Hungry for significance.Hungry for security.If you do you will make som...
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