Continue in Prayer

"For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance."- Philippians 1:19 Earlier in this chapter we read about Paul saying that the Gospel is being spread because of the suffering he has endured.  He is writing this letter from prison, and... Continue Reading →

Prepare for Battle

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of he devil."- Ephesians 6:10-11 The Apostle Paul is a master of using imagery to get his point across.  In today's verse he not only... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Gather Together

"Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near."- Hebrews 10:25 Community is important.  We were created with the need of human interaction.  Though some time of solitude is helpful, especially in daily prayer and scripture reading, a... Continue Reading →

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