Colossians 3:1-2 Think back to a time when you were passionate about pursuing something—a job, a cause, or even a relationship. Once you finally attained the object of your desire, was it everything you imagined? Or did it lose its luster over time, perhaps even becoming a problem in your life? That’s what happens when … Continue reading Focus On God
In Jesus' death and resurrection, we have a path to eternal life in heaven. Matthew 7:13-14 The Narrow and Wide Gates 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to … Continue reading The Only Way to Heaven
When we align our goals with God's, we'll always end up on the right path. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 We all want to live life to the fullest, but to do that, we must have goals to aim for. Few of us actually take the time to consider where we’re going. How tragic it would be … Continue reading Live Intentionally
God longs to reward His children today and for eternity. Luke 14:12-14 Children aren’t the only ones who like to get rewards. Adults do too! And God’s Word makes exciting promises for those who walk in His way. Some of these blessings are available here on earth—like fulfillment, joy, and good favor; others will be … Continue reading Heavenly Rewards
How should believers respond when their bodies fail to work properly? The human body is a marvelous creation designed to house the Spirit of God. But how should believers respond when their bodies fail to work properly? All too often, Christians react by immediately turning to modern medicine for answers. While there is nothing wrong … Continue reading Help for Our Healing
No matter how helpless we feel in a situation, God is sufficient. 2 Chronicles 20:1-4 Have you ever felt totally helpless? Can you remember facing a situation or emergency in which you were powerless? It’s a sobering experience for anyone. Even people who claim to be wholly dependent on God still like to feel as … Continue reading Feel Helpless?
When we learn to hate evil, we learn to love what God loves. Psalm 97:10-12 Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.11 Light shines[a] on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. You may … Continue reading Hate Evil
1 Corinthians 13:1-7 13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If … Continue reading Supreme Love
Through baptism, we can share the light of Jesus' salvation with the world. Matthew 3:13-17 Believers are to follow Christ’s example in all things, including baptism. Just before beginning His public ministry, Jesus came to John the Baptist, who was calling the Jewish people to confess their sins and demonstrate repentance through immersion in the … Continue reading The Importance of Baptisim
We can be generous people because God promises to meet all our needs. Proverbs 11:24-28 "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." God is the ultimate Giver, and in gratitude, we’re to imitate Him. As He provides us with material wealth and possessions, we become channels through whom He blesses others and carries … Continue reading Why Be Generous?