Bless and Be 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. This is written to the church, … Continue reading Bless and Be Blessed

My Cry for Mercy

There are times in all of our lives when we feel particularly vulnerable, weak, tired, sad, confused, and, perhaps, hurt and rejected and/or all alone. It is especially during these times when we need to call upon our Lord to save us from ourselves, and to give to us his encouragement, counsel, direction, strength and … Continue reading My Cry for Mercy

I Sing of His Mercy

“In him we have redemption” (salvation; deliverance from sin) “through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us” (Eph. 1:7-8a). “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more” (Heb. 8:12). “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and … Continue reading I Sing of His Mercy

Give Me Jesus

“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, … Continue reading Give Me Jesus