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

He’s My Strength, My Song

Psalm 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 He’s My Strength, My Song

Armed for Battle

Isaiah 6:1-7 ESV In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with … Continue reading Armed for Battle

Humble, Pray, Seek and Turn

2 Chronicles 7:11-14 ESV “Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king's house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished. Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “’I have heard your prayer … Continue reading Humble, Pray, Seek and Turn

Holy Spirit, Our Helper

Provided We Suffer Romans 8:16-18 ESV “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that the sufferings of this … Continue reading Holy Spirit, Our Helper

In a Manner Worthy

Worthy of the Calling Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond … Continue reading In a Manner Worthy