Herald the Good News

Isaiah 40:3-5 ESV A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of … Continue reading Herald the Good News

Not Neglecting to Meet Together

Hebrews 10:19-23 ESV “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with … Continue reading Not Neglecting to Meet Together

Prepared as a Bride Adorned for her Husband

Revelation 21:1-2 ESV “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” The New … Continue reading Prepared as a Bride Adorned for her Husband

I Will not be Intimately Acquainted with Evil

Psalms 101:1-4 ESV “I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music. I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me? I will walk with integrity of heart within my house; I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. … Continue reading I Will not be Intimately Acquainted with Evil

My Enemies Trample on Me

Psalms 56:1-4 ESV “Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I … Continue reading My Enemies Trample on Me

Their Foolish Hearts are Darkened

Romans 1:18-20 ESV “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, … Continue reading Their Foolish Hearts are Darkened

Rules and Benefits go Hand-in-Hand

Psalms 103:1-5 ESV “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and … Continue reading Rules and Benefits go Hand-in-Hand

Renouncing Disgraceful and Underhanded Ways

2 Corinthians 4:1-2 ESV “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of … Continue reading Renouncing Disgraceful and Underhanded Ways

When we Meet Trials and Testing

James 1:2-4,12 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when … Continue reading When we Meet Trials and Testing

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