Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, … Continue reading Things of Value
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will … Continue reading In Good Times & Bad
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. -Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT) Ever wonder why people have such a hard time with death? Perhaps with animals not so much (you … Continue reading The Big Picture
And you, beloved, are the light of the world. A city built on a hilltop cannot be hidden. Similarly it would be silly to light a lamp and then hide it under a bowl. When someone lights a lamp, she puts it on a table or a desk or a chair, and the light illumines the … Continue reading Undercover Christian
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. -Matthew 6:34 (NLT) People beginning recovery from a substance addiction are often encouraged by fellow addicts to “keep in the day” and to stay clean for just 24 hours at a time. People that have been in … Continue reading Keep It in Today
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. -Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) Perhaps one of the greatest tools at Satan’s disposal is legalism within the community of believers. It seems like, when legalism abounds, … Continue reading Book of Legalism or Gospel of Grace?
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV) It’s Monday morning [once again] and another weekend has now … Continue reading This Past Weekend