Keep watch

"For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only master an Lord, Jesus Christ."- Jude verse 4 The grace of God is a free gift that is given to those who believe. In today's verse... Continue Reading →

You Never Know

"So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls."- Acts 2:41 Today's verse illustrates the results of Peter's sermon on Pentecost.  He preached the Gospel with boldness, and the church grew by three thousand people.  This story is great and should be celebrated, but it starts... Continue Reading →

Known by its Fruit

"And if you call on Him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile."- 1 Peter 1:17 A couple years ago a book titled "Not a Fan" was published.  The basic premise of the book is that you are either a fan or... Continue Reading →

Go Therefore

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name o the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."-  Matthew 28:19-20 We have all had someone... Continue Reading →

Denial of Self

"And He said to all, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."- Luke 9:23 Imagine that you are living in first century Israel.  The Roman Empire is in control of the area, and a means of torture and execution used is crucifixion.  The cross... Continue Reading →

His Great Mercy

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to His great mercy, He caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of our Jesus Christ from the dead."- 1 Peter 1:3 There is a saying that states that God is a God of second chances.  As... Continue Reading →

Riches of His Grace

"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace."- Ephesians 1:7 We have all done wrong to somebody at some point in our lives.  We may have lied, stolen, or done something worse.  We often find it difficult to forgive other individuals of the... Continue Reading →

What do you produce?

"Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or  grapevine produce figs?  Neither can salt pond produce fresh water."- James 3:12 In the third chapter of his letter, James is writing about taming the tongue.  Words can be a great encouragement, describe love, but they can also destroy if not used properly.  Today's verse reminds... Continue Reading →

New Clothes

"Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices, and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in the knowledge after the image of its creator."- Colossians 3:9-10 Everyday we wake up bathe, brush our teeth, and put on fresh clothes for the... Continue Reading →

God So Loved

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."- John 3:16 If today's verse is not the most popular then I don't know what is.  It is by far the most famous summary of the gospel in all of scripture.... Continue Reading →

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