If Only I May Finish My/His Course

Acts 20:17-21 ESV “Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. And when they came to him, he said to them: “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, serving the Lord … Continue reading If Only I May Finish My/His Course

Be Still and Wait Patiently for God to Act

Psalms 37:1-2 ESV “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.” Why would we fret because of evildoers? There may be many reasons, but the one reason that is coming to my mind this morning is that if … Continue reading Be Still and Wait Patiently for God to Act

Our Lord will be Our Strength

Fear Not! Isaiah 41:8-10 ESV “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, ‘You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off; fear not, … Continue reading Our Lord will be Our Strength

Do Not be Afraid of Them

Before We Were Formed Jeremiah 1:4-5 ESV “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “’Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’” In Psalms 139 we read David’s words where he said that God … Continue reading Do Not be Afraid of Them

The Lord of Hosts is With Us

We Will not Fear Psalms 46:1-3 ESV “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah” We … Continue reading The Lord of Hosts is With Us

From Those Who Work Evil

Those Who Work Evil Psalms 59:1-5 ESV “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me; deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men. “For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no … Continue reading From Those Who Work Evil

Don’t Give in to Fear!

Philippians 4:4-7 ESV “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses … Continue reading Don’t Give in to Fear!

With Full Courage

Philippians 1:15-18 ESV “Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? … Continue reading With Full Courage