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 →

I can do all things

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."- Philippians 4:13 Next to John 3:16 today's verse is probably among the most popular.  It gives us motivation, encouragement, and a reason to go on.  It is also one that has a tendency to be abused and misused.  Paul has endured numerous beatings, shipwrecks, prison... Continue Reading →

Rescue Mission

"He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son."- Colossians 1:13 There is a popular movie series entitled "Mission Impossible".  A spy has to complete missions that are seemingly impossible to save the world.  Somehow, someway the spy always finds a way to complete the... Continue Reading →

Jars of Clay

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us."- 2 Corinthians 4:7 One of the central themes of the book of 2 Corinthians is human weakness.  In the ancient world in which the apostle Paul is writing earthenware, or jars of clay,... Continue Reading →

Give it up

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you."- 1 Peter 5:6-7 We all worry.  We worry about that exam tomorrow, we worry about that angry customer work, or we may worry about where... Continue Reading →

Pray for Everyone

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people."- 1 Timothy 2:1 Today's verse is important because we all need prayer.  We all need the encouragement that it can provide.  When we are going through a rough time it seems to be natural to ask others to... Continue Reading →

No wood, no fire

"Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down."- Proverbs 26:20 Our culture loves gossip.  There are whole industries built upon it from tabloids, websites, and even our own social media pages.  We often turn to gossip as a means of getting revenge on another person.  Gossip has the very real potential... Continue Reading →

Drop Anchor

"Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it."- Hebrews 2:1 The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews writes about much that still happens today.  He implores us to take the message of salvation to heart, to hold it, to cherish it, and never let... Continue Reading →

Be restored

"Restore us to yourself, O lord, that we may be restored!  Renew our days as of old."-Lamentations 5:21 The book of Lamentations describes the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 587 B.C.  The people had been continually warned to repent of sin and return to a right relationship with God, but they refused.  As... Continue Reading →

Faith and Assurance

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."- Hebrews 11:1 Chapter eleven of the book of Hebrews is known as the hall of fame of faith.  It describes the faith of the Old Testament patriarchs.  The chapter gives examples of the Noah, Abraham, Enoch, and others who were... Continue Reading →

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