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“Ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction,” (2 Peter 3:16, NIV). Have you ever heard people take God’s Word out of context? It’s not uncommon for someone to quote a verse with an alternative motive in mind. Satan himself has used Scripture to try to get his[…]
“Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” (Numbers 14:3, NIV). After the Lord had brought all the Israelites into the desert, He eventually brought them to the place[…]
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 1:6, NIV). Confidence is a rare commodity. We try to obtain it through our various skills and talents by increasing our amount of education and expertise. We try to[…]
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you,” (Colossians 3:13, NIV). Forgiveness is an important aspect of the Christian life. It’s the foundation of our faith and theology. If we were never offered forgiveness, we would never have a chance[…]
“For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified,” (John 17:19, NIV). If you’ve ever been to a wedding, funeral or formal event, you know there is a certain decorum for how we should dress. Dressing in a bold, bright red for a wedding or funeral would be disrespectful and bad taste,[…]
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted,” (Galatians 6:1, NIV). Restoration is a delicate thing. It takes constant prayer and wisdom from God, along with the Holy Spirit’s insight. Learning to love[…]
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” (Philippians 4:13, NKJV). Sometimes there are days when every ounce of strength within us is gone. We’re physically, mentally and emotionally tired. No matter how much we try, there’s nothing we can do to press on. That’s when the Holy Spirit steps in to keep[…]
“Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor,” (1 Peter 2:17, NIV). Respect is a funny thing. We all desire it, yet rarely give it away. It isn’t something that’s given lightly, but must be earned in the end. We respect those we trust and admire, as[…]
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky,” (Philippians 2:14-15, NIV). If you ever take a moment to stop in the night, there’s an entire display at[…]
“Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister,” (Romans 14:13, NIV). It’s easy to think that other people’s addictions and temptations are silly when we don’t have to face them ourselves. It may[…]
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world,” (John 16:33, NIV). When we think about the sacrifice Christ made for us, we can be flooded with images and emotion. We think about the life[…]
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit,” (Psalm 34:18, NIV). As a parent, it is always nice being able to walk out of a store without having to pay for something that was broken. Little hands are everywhere as they are enticed to grab everything that catches[…]
“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,” (1 Thessalonians 4:11, NIV). Ambition is a peculiar thing. It is wrapped up in pride and served with arrogant selfishness. It pushes people aside so they don’t stand in our[…]
“This is what the Lord says—he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past,’” (Isaiah 43:16, 18). Sometimes, there comes a time where we must forget the things that are behind us. It can be a challenge if we’ve been[…]
“Then the Lord said to him, ‘Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.’ So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand,” (Exodus 4:4, NIV). If you’ve ever spent time studying Moses, you’ll more than likely be amazed how God used[…]
“Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up,” (Ephesians 4:11-12, NIV). There’s an erroneous thought that has permeated Christendom – works of service are for “in” the church. It’s not uncommon to[…]
“A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel,” (Proverbs 15:18, NIV). Have you ever met someone with a hot-temper? I’m sure we’ve all had contact with one some time or another. The challenge is knowing how to respond in the midst of their chaos. A hot-tempered person is[…]
“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters,” (Matthew 12:30, NIV). Learning how to die isn’t easy, especially when we’re faced with our own mortality. It could be a life-threatening disease or an inoperable tumor. News like that puts things in perspective. It’s in our nature to[…]
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain,” (Philippians 1:21, NIV). Every day we get up, we start thinking about what we have to do. The tasks and responsibilities that are before us, meetings we must attend, people we need to connect with and places we need to go. Our days[…]
“But many who are first will be last, and the last first,” (Mark 10:31, NIV). It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a Christian very long to have heard how “the last will be first.” It’s a no brainier to recognize the need to have a servant’s heart, but there’s so much more in this verse[…]
“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires,” (Romans 8:5, NIV). If we take the time to look at a playground, we will more than likely see a teeter-totter.[…]
“She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them,” (Luke 2:7, NIV). This time of year, everyone is busy. We have things to do, people to see, gifts to wrap and mail. There are parties to[…]
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