1 Peter 1:1-2 ESV Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace … Continue reading Outcasts for Christ
Luke 9:22 NIV And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” These things had to take place, for this was God’s plan that … Continue reading Are We Ashamed?
Luke 1:26-38 ESV In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the … Continue reading Why Say “Yes”?
Psalms 119:137-138, 140, 142 Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your rules. You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness. Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it. Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true. Our God is completely righteous. In him exists no evil. … Continue reading I Take My Stand
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. As followers of Jesus Christ, we … Continue reading Trust Him
The Lord Jesus led me to read John 16 (Select vv. ESV). “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away.” What are “these things” Jesus said to them to keep them from falling away? Well, first off, He spoke “these things” during the Passover Feast with his disciples. Jesus … Continue reading These Things
“And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. ‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. ‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. ‘Blessed are you when people hate you and when … Continue reading Blessed Are You