Don’t Be Selfish

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Selfish Ambition What is the reason Jesus died on that cross? Was it not that we might die … Continue reading Don’t Be Selfish

Every Knee Should Bow

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Every Knee Should Bow

Bless as We are Blessed

1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” Unity of Mind Unity of mind … Continue reading Bless as We are Blessed

Encouragement in Christ

Same Mind, Same Love Philippians 2:1-2 ESV “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” There is a lot of talk … Continue reading Encouragement in Christ

Turn from Evil – Do Good.

1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” When the Scriptures instruct us to … Continue reading Turn from Evil – Do Good.

Be Alert! Pay Attention!

Acts 20:18-21 ESV “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; how I did not shrink from declaring to you … Continue reading Be Alert! Pay Attention!

Childlike Faith

Matthew 18:1-4 ESV At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom … Continue reading Childlike Faith

No Cause to Boast

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 ESV “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “’I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’” So, why is the … Continue reading No Cause to Boast

Restorer of Broken Lives

Isaiah 61:1 ESV (cf. Lu. 4:18-19) “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” In … Continue reading Restorer of Broken Lives

His Glory and Praise

Matthew 20:17-19 ESV And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death and … Continue reading His Glory and Praise