34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
I remember when I was a kid and my mom or dad would say, “Now be nice to your sister.” I might not say it but I was at least thinking, “Why? She isn’t being nice to me. It isn’t fair that I have to be kind to her when she’s being mean to me.” As a believer in Christ, at times your Heavenly Father says the same thing to you, “Be nice to your brother/sister. . .” Our human tendency is to shout, “No! I don’t want to! Even … Read More
3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4 He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. 5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. 6 The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
Psalm 147:3-6 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. 6 The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. Healing for Everyday Life The Lord does not force His Will on us rather, we come to Him just as we are. Because the Lord calls us to praise Him, we stand confidently that God wants us to know His promise for healing … Read More
10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
Sorrow~ 2 Corinthians 7:10 “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” I must have read that scripture 10 times before I finally saw it – what God was trying to tell me. I kept focusing on “sorrow brings repentance” But that’s not it. God wanted to show me that there are two types of sorrow …Godly and worldly. I never really gave much thought to whether there was even a difference but there it is in 2 Corinthians 7:10 plain … Read More
“Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” Luke 9:23-24 As true followers of Christ we must consider the price. Are we willing to pay the price and go the distance? Dying to our flesh and the acceptance of obedience to His purpose and plan for our lives is by far one of the … Read More
Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus 23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Isaiah 53:5-6 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Tell This Truth This week we make a resolve to lead the “lost” (people who do not know Jesus). One of our four priorities as a church is that we “Lead Wisely”. One … Read More
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.