Mark 4:18-19 The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced. A false sense […]
Judges 2:17 Israel did not listen to the judges but prostituted themselves by worshiping other gods. How quickly they turned away from the path of their ancestors, who had walked in obedience to the Lord’s commands. Not all paths lead to God. Going through the motions isn’t enough. […]
Deuteronomy 8:11 “Do not forget the Lord your God and disobey His commands, regulations, and decrees.” When things are going well we often take credit for what God has done in and through us and become so proud of our achievements we forget the basics. It is easy […]
1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus. God designs all for good, even when we can’t see it. Sometimes we pray for something and it doesn’t happen according to our schedule so we give […]
Colossians 1:10 We pray that you will lead a life that is worthy of the Lord. We pray that you will please him in every way. So we want you to bear fruit in every good thing you do. We want you to grow to know God better.
At one time we too acted like fools. We didn’t obey God. We were tricked. We were controlled by all kinds of longings and pleasures. We were full of evil. We wanted what belongs to others. People hated us, and we hated one another. But the kindness and […]
What barriers keep you from loving and caring? 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does […]
Colossians 3:13 Put up with each other. Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you. Tolerating the differences. We all have them and some of them can be really annoying. God created us all in His image. He […]
All your communication with people still caught up in their addictions should emphasize your desire to do something for them. Not for them to do something for you.