Bringing Good out of Bad

Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading Bringing Good out of Bad

Deliverance from All Fears

Psalms 34:1-7 ESV “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! “I sought the Lord, and he answered me … Continue reading Deliverance from All Fears

Be Ready for the Potholes Ahead

Psalms 23:1-3 ESV “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” My Lord is my counselor, my guide, my helper. He shows me the way … Continue reading Be Ready for the Potholes Ahead

Don’t Let Them Intimidate You

The religious rulers within the temple of God arrested Peter and John for teaching the people about Jesus Christ. The next day these rulers gathered together in Jerusalem, they called in Peter and John, and they inquired of them as to what power and by what name did they do “this.” Peter, filled with the … Continue reading Don’t Let Them Intimidate You

He Knows the Way that I Take

Job 23:1-7 ESV “Then Job answered and said: “’Today also my complaint is bitter; my hand is heavy on account of my groaning. Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his seat! I would lay my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments. I would … Continue reading He Knows the Way that I Take

Persecution of Christians in the Last Days

The Book of Revelation The book of Revelation is written to the church, the body of Christ. In chapters 2 and 3 Jesus addressed the 7 churches in Asia. Seven is a number of completeness, so this is to the complete church (the universal church). Some people see the seven churches as the church throughout … Continue reading Persecution of Christians in the Last Days

Believe the Truth, Not Lies

To Be Like Him Summary Romans 8:1-30 God the Father, by sending Jesus Christ, God the Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who WALK (in conduct) NOT according to the flesh but … Continue reading Believe the Truth, Not Lies

Blessed are You Who Weep Now

Luke 6:20-21 NASB “And He raised His eyes toward His disciples and began saying, ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.’” When we read all the teachings … Continue reading Blessed are You Who Weep Now

The Support Group

Psalm 86:14-17 NIV “Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me— they have no regard for you. But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your … Continue reading The Support Group

Hold On to What You Have

Revelation 3:7-8 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open … Continue reading Hold On to What You Have