Our Reward is Great in Heaven

Matthew 5:10-12 ESV “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they … Continue reading Our Reward is Great in Heaven

If Only I May Complete My Course

Acts 21:10-14 ESV “While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. And coming to us, he took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, ‘Thus says the Holy Spirit, “This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt … Continue reading If Only I May Complete My Course

Pray for Those Who Persecute You

Matthew 5:43-48 NASB “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may prove yourselves to be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun … Continue reading Pray for Those Who Persecute You

Many Attack us Proudly

Psalms 56:1-4 ESV “Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I … Continue reading Many Attack us Proudly

All My Ways are Before You

Psalms 119:161-163 ESV “Princes persecute me without cause,but my heart stands in awe of your words.I rejoice at your wordlike one who finds great spoil.I hate and abhor falsehood,but I love your law.” Many people who are in positions of power, rule, and authority within the gatherings of what is called “church” today in America … Continue reading All My Ways are Before You

They Don’t Want to Change

Times of Difficulty2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of … Continue reading They Don’t Want to Change

Standing Firm in Faith to the End

Matthew 24:9-14 NIV “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because … Continue reading Standing Firm in Faith to the End

Don’t Close Your Hearts

1 John 3:16-18 ESV “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little … Continue reading Don’t Close Your Hearts

Because He Delighted in Me

Psalms 18:1-3 ESV “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved … Continue reading Because He Delighted in Me

He Hears Our Cries

James 5:1-6 ESV “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the … Continue reading He Hears Our Cries