|Posted on January 9, 2018 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapour that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.” But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is ev...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 4, 2018 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
For thus says the high and exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit, in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”
Prayer that God pays attention to begins with an attitude of dependence and humility!
The foundation of effective prayer is not your words or requests or expression...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 3, 2018 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
The Lord Jesus is preparing your place in heaven!
What a fantastic confidence we have as believers in Jesus Christ. We have the expectation that after death is a fantastic way of life with God in heaven. If you have put ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 29, 2017 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
God has something specific for you to do!
Do you see it in the verse? There are “good works which God prepared beforehand” so that you would walk in them. God has prepared a job just for you. But don’t let that make you nervous, because He has also prepared you just for th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 22, 2017 at 1:55 AM||comments (0)|
Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (NIV; please read vv.1-11)
God does not just want to forgive your sin; He wants to change your life!
The fact that Jesus didn’t condemn this woman’s sin does not m...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 20, 2017 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, “This man began to build and was not able to finish”. Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to othe...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 18, 2017 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 15, 2017 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons... All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, aft...Read Full Post »