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    Seasick

    Posted on Sep 27, 2022
    Read  Mark 4:39, "He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, 'Quiet! Be still!' Then the wind died down and it was completely calm."    ...

    Topics: faith, trust, anxiety

    Keeping the Peace

    Posted on Sep 26, 2022
    Read  Romans 12:18, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”     Think  “Hurt people hurt people.” The Bible ...

    Topics: love, peacemaker, challenged

    A Heart at Peace

    Posted on Sep 25, 2022
    Read  Proverbs 14:30, “A heart at peace gives life to the body,”     Think  Have you ever tweaked your back, twisted an ankle, or hurt your knee, and ...

    Topics: freedom, mistakes, forgiven

    Path to Peace

    Posted on Sep 24, 2022
    Read  John 10:10b, "I have come that you might have life and have it to the full."      Philippians 4:7, "And the peace of God, which transcends all ...

    Topics: peace, control, blessings

    A Quick Word On Obedience

    Posted on Sep 23, 2022
    Read  Psalm 119:60, "I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands."     Think  Consider the things you hurry to do. Maybe you hurry home to be ...

    Topics: wisdom, importance, obedient

    Two Winning Moves

    Posted on Sep 22, 2022
    Read  James 4:7, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”     Think  Once the final buzzer sounds in ...

    Topics: power, protection, obedient

    Emotional Sickness

    Posted on Sep 21, 2022
    Read                                                       1 Samuel 13:10-12, “Just as Saul was finishing with the burnt offering, Samuel arrived. ...

    Topics: seeking, afraid, emotions

    Stand Firm

    Posted on Sep 20, 2022
    Read  Daniel 1:8, “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to ...

    Topics: faith, favor, accepted

    It's About That Walk!

    Posted on Sep 19, 2022
    Read  Psalm 25:12, "Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose."      Acts 4:13, "When they saw the courage of ...

    Topics: wisdom, power, fear

    Impersonators

    Posted on Sep 18, 2022
    Read  1 Corinthians 11:1, “And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.”     Think  Have you ever seen a son try to walk in his dad’s shoes ...

    Topics: lead, impersonate, imitate

    Terrific Twins

    Posted on Sep 17, 2022
    Read  Psalm 23:6a, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…"      Think  Sheep sometimes wander off and need rescuing. A ...

    Topics: mercy, grace, deserve

    Juicy Fruit

    Posted on Sep 16, 2022
    Read  John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, then you will produce much fruit. Without me, you can't do ...

    Topics: trust, strength, serve

    Make Your Mark

    Posted on Sep 15, 2022
    Read  2 Corinthians 9:2, "…your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action."  Think  If you attend a memorial service, you will seldom hear people ...

    Topics: energy, focus, values

    Street Smart

    Posted on Sep 14, 2022
    Read  Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show ...

    Topics: trust, seek, lean

    Choices, Choices, Choices

    Posted on Sep 13, 2022
    Read  Ephesians 6:1-3, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother'…that it may go well with you and ...

    Topics: understand, implications, mature

    Subjection to Rejection

    Posted on Sep 12, 2022
    Read  1 Samuel 8:7-8, “And the Lord told him: ‘Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have ...

    Topics: leadership, peace, lead

    The Way God Does

    Posted on Sep 11, 2022
    Read  Matthew 6:12, “And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment].”     Think  ...

    Topics: commitment, forgiven, commanded

    Thankful in the Present

    Posted on Sep 10, 2022
    Read  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ ...

    Topics: heart, obstacles, thankful

    Plug In

    Posted on Sep 9, 2022
    Read  Luke 18:27, "What is impossible with man is possible with God."     Think  Do you have baggage from your past that you would like to unload? We ...

    Topics: power, peace, future

    Whole Life

    Posted on Sep 8, 2022
    Read  Ecclesiastes 5:2-3, "Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are ...

    Topics: life, faithful, consistency

    R.U.L.E.S.

    Posted on Sep 7, 2022
    Read  Proverbs 16:25, "There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death."  Think  Have you ever been completely confident ...

    Topics: forgiveness, choose, follow

    Integrity Affords Opportunity

    Posted on Sep 6, 2022
    Read  Daniel 5:12-13, "Daniel… was found to have a keen mind, and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain ...

    Topics: leadership, character, godly

    The Lord’s Supper

    Posted on Sep 5, 2022
    Read:  Luke 22:19-20, “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in ...

    Topics: grace, forgiveness, free

    I Don’t Know

    Posted on Sep 4, 2022
    Read  Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…”  Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ...

    Topics: heart, hopeless, feeling

    I Don’t Know

    Posted on Sep 4, 2022
    Read  Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…”  Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ...

    Topics: hope, lead, desires

    The Value of Vulnerability

    Posted on Sep 3, 2022
    Read  Matthew 26:39, “My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You, what do you want?”     Psalm 73:26, “My ...

    Topics: power, strength, vulnerable

    Eternal Winners

    Posted on Sep 2, 2022
    Read  Matthew 16:18, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”   ...

    Topics: relationship, eternal, declared

    Walk the Talk

    Posted on Sep 1, 2022
    Read  James 3:13, “Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s ...

    Topics: wisdom, hope, curiosity

    Not Consumed By Quicksand

    Posted on Aug 31, 2022
    Read  John 4:14, "But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water ...

    Topics: power, hearts, minds

    Built to Last

    Posted on Aug 30, 2022
    Read  Matthew 7:24-27, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the ...

    Topics: truth, culture, teaching

    Why?

    Posted on Aug 29, 2022
    Read  Isaiah 55:9, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”     ...

    Topics: help, giving, interested

    Warning Signs

    Posted on Aug 28, 2022
    Read  Isaiah 14:12-15, “How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low ...

    Topics: allow, captive, chosen

    The Greatest Exchange

    Posted on Aug 27, 2022
    Read  Isaiah 53:5, “But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, ...

    Topics: believe, perfection, eternal

    We’re on the Same Team!

    Posted on Aug 26, 2022
    Read  John 17:20-23, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be ...

    Topics: prayer, glory, believers

    From Misstep to Next Step

    Posted on Aug 25, 2022
    Read  Matthew 26:74-75, “Then he began to curse and swear, saying, ‘I do not know the Man!’ Immediately a rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the ...

    Topics: grace, resolve, strengthen

    Famous Everywhere

    Posted on Aug 24, 2022
    Read  Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the duty of ...

    Topics: truth, build, strengthen

    Just One Candle

    Posted on Aug 23, 2022
    Read  Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  ...

    Topics: love, encouraging, showing

    Neverland, Really?

    Posted on Aug 22, 2022
    Read  Hebrews 12:6-7, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines ...

    Topics: purpose, disciplines, amazing

    Peace of Mind

    Posted on Aug 21, 2022
    Read  Philippians 4:6-7, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to ...

    Topics: faith, grow, give

    Power Struggle

    Posted on Aug 20, 2022
    Read  1 Peter 2:13-17, "Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to ...

    Topics: honor, control, respect

    Snake in the House

    Posted on Aug 19, 2022
    Read  Colossians 2:8-10, “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the ...

    Topics: Gospel, sins, engaged

    Get Smart!

    Posted on Aug 18, 2022
    Read  2 Corinthians 2:11, “…so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.”      John 10:10, “The thief comes only to ...

    Topics: protect, watch, listen

    Truth Way and Love Street

    Posted on Aug 17, 2022
    Read  Ephesians 4:15, “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ…”     Think  Do you ever avoid the ...

    Topics: love, truth, struggling

    History Lessons

    Posted on Aug 16, 2022
    Read  Daniel 5:20, “But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory.”     ...

    Topics: truth, consequences, rely

    Truth Way and Love Street

    Posted on Aug 15, 2022
    Read  Ephesians 4:15, "Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ…"     Think  Do you ever avoid the ...

    Topics: truth, feelings, struggling

    Lead Me

    Posted on Aug 14, 2022
    Read  Psalm 139:24, “See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  John 10:27-28, “My sheep listen to My voice; I ...

    Topics: heart, following, lead

    Test Me

    Posted on Aug 13, 2022
    Read  Psalm 139:23b, “…test me and know my anxious thoughts.”     Think  God is for you! He loves you more than you can imagine. He has great plans ...

    Topics: life, grow, opportunities

    Search Me

    Posted on Aug 12, 2022
    Read  Psalm 139:23a, “Search me and know my heart…”  Think  In today’s verse, David asks God to search him and know his heart. God knew David’s ...

    Topics: fear, brave, selfish

    The Heart of the Issue

    Posted on Aug 11, 2022
    Read  Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me ...

    Topics: trust, seek, desire

    The Battle of the Beans

    Posted on Aug 10, 2022
    Read  Genesis 25:34, “Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank and then got up and left. So, Esau despised his ...

    Topics: purpose, serve, obeying

    True Juicy Fruit

    Posted on Aug 9, 2022
    Read  Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. ...

    Topics: truth, learn, respond

    Sushi-Size

    Posted on Aug 8, 2022
    Read  Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Think  ...

    Topics: faithful, provided, cared

    Stay Off the Fence!

    Posted on Aug 7, 2022
    Read  Revelation 3:16, "But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!"  Think  Our verse for today is ...

    Topics: scripture, consistency, biblical

    First Things First!

    Posted on Aug 6, 2022
    Read  Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you as well.”   Think  For most of ...

    Topics: seeking, submitting, solution

    Do Not Imitate Evil, But Good

    Posted on Aug 5, 2022
    Read  3 John 1:11, "Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil ...

    Topics: imitation, good, God

    You First

    Posted on Aug 4, 2022
    Read  1 John 4:10-11, "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, ...

    Topics: love, risk, extending

    Why Doesn't God Do Something?

    Posted on Aug 3, 2022
    Read  2 Peter 3:8-9, "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a ...

    Topics: opportunity, patient, choose

    Battle Ready

    Posted on Aug 2, 2022
    Read  1 Peter 1:13, "So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control … "     Think  Can you remember the last sporting event, competition, ...

    Topics: scripture, prepared, encourages

    Not Today, Satan!

    Posted on Aug 1, 2022
    Read  James 4:7-8, "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you."   1 ...

    Topics: leader, friend, vulnerable

    Stepping into the Fog

    Posted on Jul 31, 2022
    Read:     Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you ...

    Topics: promised, strong, courageous

    Pure Joy

    Posted on Jul 30, 2022
    Read  James 1:2-4, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your ...

    Topics: betrayal, perseverance, thanking

    Spotless

    Posted on Jul 29, 2022
    Read  Hebrews 7:27, "Unlike the other high priests, (Jesus) does not need to offer sacrifices day after day … he sacrificed for their sins once for ...

    Topics: sacrifice, powerful, wash

    Not Just Information, Transformation

    Posted on Jul 28, 2022
    Read  Hebrews 4:12, "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, ...

    Topics: deliver, transform, message

    No One Understands Like Jesus

    Posted on Jul 27, 2022
    Read  Hebrews 2:18, “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”     Think  Have you ever felt ...

    Topics: struggles, overcome, tempting

    Live Life Out Loud!

    Posted on Jul 26, 2022
    Read  Titus 2:7-8, "In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech ...

    Topics: believe, commitment, align

    No Pain, No Gain

    Posted on Jul 25, 2022
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    Topics: work, responsibility, sharing

    Take a Friend-ventory

    Posted on Jul 24, 2022
    Read  2 Timothy 2:22, "Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of ...

    Topics: beneficial, involvement, attendence

    Don't Look Down!

    Posted on Jul 23, 2022
    Read  1 Timothy 4:10, "That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and ...

    Topics: fear, broken, overwhelming

    Keep on Running

    Posted on Jul 22, 2022
    Read  2 Thessalonians, 3:13, "And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.    Think  Marathon runners are a rare breed! ...

    Topics: vision, strength, working

    Left or Right?

    Posted on Jul 21, 2022
    Read  2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, "May He give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. Then the name of our Lord ...

    Topics: change, opportunity, simplicity

    What's Love Got to Do With It?

    Posted on Jul 20, 2022
    Read  1 Thessalonians 3:12, "May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else."    Think  How do we "overflow" ...

    Topics: love, betrayed, friend

    Total Body Experience

    Posted on Jul 19, 2022
    Read  Colossians 3:15, "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."     ...

    Topics: church, created, followers

    WHATEVER!

    Posted on Jul 18, 2022
    Read  Philippians 4:4-9, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not ...

    Topics: anxious, thoughts, replace

    Straining and Striving to Win

    Posted on Jul 17, 2022
    Read  Philippians 3:12-14, "Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for ...

    Topics: giving, opportunity, toward

    Winning!

    Posted on Jul 16, 2022
    Read  Ephesians 6:11-12, "Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against ...

    Topics: work, life, stop

    Never Getting Over It

    Posted on Jul 15, 2022
    Read  Ephesians 2:8-10, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, ...

    Topics: love, grace, favor

    Ultimate Freedom

    Posted on Jul 14, 2022
    Read  Galatians 5:1, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of ...

    Topics: freedom, gave, offering

    The Question

    Posted on Jul 13, 2022
    Read  2 Corinthians 12:9, "Each time he said, 'My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.' So now I am glad to boast about my ...

    Topics: correction, coaching, stronger

    Excel In Everything

    Posted on Jul 12, 2022
    Read  2 Corinthians 8:7, "Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from ...

    Topics: beyond, excel, above

    Temporary Housing

    Posted on Jul 11, 2022
    Read  2 Corinthians 4:7-9, "'Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us. We are ...

    Topics: relationship, help, pressure

    Check Your THEY

    Posted on Jul 10, 2022
    Read  1 Corinthians 15:33, "Don't be fooled by those who say such things, for ‘bad company corrupts good character.’"     Think  Have you ever been ...

    Topics: life, important, surround

    Be the Church!

    Posted on Jul 9, 2022
    Read  1 Corinthians 12:27, "All of you together are Christ's body, and each of you is a part of it."     Think  Have you ever had a part of your body ...

    Topics: church, grow, move

    Be Their Light

    Posted on Jul 8, 2022
    READ     1 Corinthians 9:22-23, "When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to ...

    Topics: light, lost, sharing

    God's Way vs. Our Way

    Posted on Jul 7, 2022
    Read  John 5:24-25, "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has ...

    Topics: relationship, eternity, forgiven

    Trust Fund Babies

    Posted on Jul 6, 2022
    Read  1 Corinthians 4:2, "Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful." 1 Corinthians 4:20, "For the kingdom of God ...

    Topics: guide, gave, helper

    United We Stand. Divided We Fall.

    Posted on Jul 5, 2022
    Read  1 Corinthians 1:10, "I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in ...

    Topics: focus, eternal, forgives

    Love Your Neighbor

    Posted on Jul 4, 2022
    Read  Romans 13:8, “Owe nothing to anyone – except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the ...

    Topics: compassionate, forgiving, patient

    Don't Be Like Everybody Else

    Posted on Jul 3, 2022
    Read  Romans 12: 1-2, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and ...

    Topics: trust, plan, blessings

    Good Can Come From Bad

    Posted on Jul 2, 2022
    Read  Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his ...

    Topics: pain, share, struggle

    No Purchase Necessary

    Posted on Jul 1, 2022
    Read  Romans 3:23-24, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that ...

    Topics: grace, gift, free

    HIStory of Freedom

    Posted on Jun 30, 2022
    Read  Acts 26:28-29, "Agrippa replied to Paul, 'In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian.' And Paul said, 'I would wish to God, ...

    Topics: power, authority, freedom

    No Shame

    Posted on Jun 29, 2022
    Read  Acts 22:4, "I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison."   Think  "There ...

    Topics: relationships, confidence, righteous

    Religion vs. Relationship

    Posted on Jun 28, 2022
    Read  Acts 17:22-23, "Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said, 'Men of Athens! I see that in every way, you are very religious. ...

    Topics: religious, hoping, believing

    Surrendering Control

    Posted on Jun 27, 2022
    Read:  1 Peter 5:6-7 "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him ...

    Topics: provision, receiving, handle

    No More Excuses!

    Posted on Jun 26, 2022
    Read  Acts 16:29-33, "The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and ...

    Topics: truth, relationship, complexity

    Let's Do Our Part!

    Posted on Jun 25, 2022
    Read  Acts 13:48-49, "And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and all who were appointed to ...

    Topics: work, change, privilege

    Was Not Expecting That…

    Posted on Jun 24, 2022
    Read  Acts 9:1, "Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath and was eager to kill the Lord's followers."    Acts 9:3-6, "As he was ...

    Topics: mistakes, willing, matters

    Out of the Box

    Posted on Jun 23, 2022
    READ  Act 5:1-2 – “Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge he kept ...

    Topics: life, experience, allow

    His Name

    Posted on Jun 22, 2022
    Read  Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and ...

    Topics: followers, disciples, witnesses

    Beyond Words

    Posted on Jun 21, 2022
    Read  John 20:31, “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God and that by believing you may have life in ...

    Topics: heaven, creation, savior

    You were always on my mind

    Posted on Jun 20, 2022
    READ  John 17:20, “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.”    THINK    When ...

    Topics: listening, distant, far

    Help!

    Posted on Jun 19, 2022
    Read  Psalm 34:4-5, "I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are ...

    Topics: believe, isolated, unwilling

    God Goggles

    Posted on Jun 18, 2022
    Read  John 11:39-40, "Jesus said, 'Roll the stone aside.' Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said, 'Lord, by this time, the smell will be ...

    Topics: faithful, hopeless, outcome

    The Right They

    Posted on Jun 17, 2022
    READ    John 8:7 "When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to ...

    Topics: mercy, interceded, decisions

    He Before Me

    Posted on Jun 16, 2022
    READ  John 5:30 "By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me."  ...

    Topics: preparation, plan, reveal

    Living Water

    Posted on Jun 15, 2022
    READ  John 4:13-14 "Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never ...

    Topics: provides, believer, refreshing

    You Promise?!

    Posted on Jun 14, 2022
    Read  Luke 24:27, "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself."     ...

    Topics: Resurrection, leader, despondent

    Hidden in Plain Sight

    Posted on Jun 13, 2022
    READ:  Luke 17:20-21 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The coming of the kingdom of God is ...

    Topics: searching, realize, already

    Less of Me!

    Posted on Jun 12, 2022
    Read  Luke 9:48, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one ...

    Topics: humility, self-considerness, understand

    What Charges You?

    Posted on Jun 11, 2022
    Read  Luke 5:16, "But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."     Think  We've all experienced this: You're away from the house and you ...

    Topics: importance, pray, trustworthy

    High Alert!

    Posted on Jun 10, 2022
    Read  Mark 14:38, "Stay awake and pray so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."     Think  The U.S. ...

    Topics: strength, live, dabble

    I Doubt It!

    Posted on Jun 9, 2022
    Read  Mark 9:23-24, "Jesus said to him, '"If you can?”Everything is possible to the one who believes.' Immediately the father of the boy cried out, ...

    Topics: believe, encouraged, possible

    As You Go

    Posted on Jun 8, 2022
    Read  Matthew 28:19-20, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy ...

    Topics: promised, partner, process

    The Refiner

    Posted on Jun 7, 2022
    READ      Romans 5:3-4, "Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, ...

    Topics: suffering, hope, endure

    The G.O.A.T!

    Posted on Jun 6, 2022
    Read  Matthew 22:37-39, "Jesus replied, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and ...

    Topics: love, soul, hearts

    Selfie or Selfless?

    Posted on Jun 5, 2022
    Read  Matthew 6:33, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."  Think  Social media is a ...

    Topics: love, impact, eternal

    Living a Fearless Life

    Posted on Jun 4, 2022
    Read  Matthew 10:30-31, "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care. And even the ...

    Topics: life, foundation, victim

    The Produce Aisle

    Posted on Jun 3, 2022
     Read  Matthew 7:18,20, "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit...Thus, by their fruit, you will recognize them."  ...

    Topics: challenges, planted, produces

    Fighting FROM Victory

    Posted on Jun 2, 2022
    Read  Matthew 4:10, "Jesus said to him, 'Away from me, Satan! For it is written: "Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only."'  Ephesians 6:17, ...

    Topics: lived, boldly, sword

    When Good Intentions Go Awry

    Posted on Jun 1, 2022
    Read  2 Samuel 6:5-8 "David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums, ...

    Topics: influence, feared, powerful

    The Game of Life

    Posted on May 31, 2022
    Read  Matthew 1:23, "'The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel' (which means 'God with us')."  Think  We've ...

    Topics: experienced, grieved, intimately

    Good Soil = Good Return

    Posted on May 30, 2022
    Read  Matthew 13:8,"' Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.'"  Think  Farmers ...

    Topics: purpose, accept, plan

    A Day To Remember

    Posted on May 29, 2022
    Read  John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal ...

    Topics: hope, share, sacrificed

    Correction Wins the Day

    Posted on May 28, 2022
    Read  Proverbs 15:10, "Whoever abandons the right path will be severely disciplined; whoever hates correction will die."   Hebrews 12:5-6, "My son, ...

    Topics: correction, wise, submit

    Training Day

    Posted on May 27, 2022
     Read Proverbs 22:6, “Train up children in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.” Deuteronomy 6:5-7, “Love the ...

    Topics: faith, created, impression

    With The End In Mind

    Posted on May 26, 2022
    Read Ecclesiastes 11:9, "Young people, it's wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But ...

    Topics: promise, focus, impact

    God's Game Plan

    Posted on May 25, 2022
    Read James 1:5, "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." ...

    Topics: wisdom, knowledge

    Make Your Mark

    Posted on May 24, 2022
    Read 2 Corinthians 9:2, "…your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action." Think If you attend a memorial service, you will seldom hear people ...

    Topics: satisfaction, acceptance

    Priorities

    Posted on May 23, 2022
    Read Matthew 6:33, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Think Think about your ...

    Topics: success, priorities

    The Cure for Anxiety

    Posted on May 22, 2022
    Read Luke 12:27-31 "Consider how the wildflowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed ...

    Topics: seeking, leadership, trusting

    The Greatest Love Story of All Time

    Posted on May 21, 2022
    Read Ruth 4:13-15, “So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a ...

    Topics: perfection, timing

    The Party Animal

    Posted on May 20, 2022
    Read Ecclesiastes 11:9, "Young people, it's wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But ...

    Topics: obedience, goodness

    The Party Pooper

    Posted on May 19, 2022
    Read Luke 10:40-42, “She came to Jesus and said, ‘Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her ...

    Topics: relationships, Mary and Martha

    It’s All in the Wording

    Posted on May 18, 2022
    Read Proverbs 18:21, “The tongue has the power of life and death.” Think “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” We ...

    Topics: speech, speaking

    The Secret

    Posted on May 17, 2022
    Read Philippians 4:12, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and ...

    Topics: gratitude, contentment

    Attitude of Gratitude

    Posted on May 16, 2022
    Read Philippians 4:10a, “I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last, you renewed your concern for me.” Think During times of very real struggles, it ...

    Topics: gratitude, contentment

    Catch Your Breath

    Posted on May 15, 2022
    Read Matthew 6:25, 27, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life … Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Psalm ...

    Topics: prayer, worry

    Here Comes the Trial!

    Posted on May 14, 2022
    Read 1 Peter 5:6-7, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because ...

    Topics: prayer, breakthrough, fear

    Pure Joy

    Posted on May 13, 2022
    Read James 1:2-4, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your ...

    Topics: joy, trials and tribulations, goodness

    Future Plans

    Posted on May 12, 2022
    Read Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make ...

    Topics: trust, plans

    Set Up for Success

    Posted on May 11, 2022
    Read Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me ...

    Topics: success

    The Opposition

    Posted on May 10, 2022
    Read James 1:2-4, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your ...

    Topics: perseverance

    Blessings, Not Burdens

    Posted on May 9, 2022
    Read 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  Think Have you ever realized that ...

    Topics: burdens, perspective, blessing

    Courageous Acts

    Posted on May 8, 2022
    Read Exodus 2:5-10, “The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile … and she saw the basket among the reeds … When she opened it, she saw ...

    Topics: courage, motherhood, Mother's Day

    Joy-Full

    Posted on May 7, 2022
    Read Ecclesiastes 2:24-25, “A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from ...

    Topics: joy

    So Good

    Posted on May 6, 2022
    Read Psalm 77:4-6, “You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; I remembered ...

    Topics: pain, anguish

    Pass / Fail

    Posted on May 5, 2022
    Read Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you ...

    Topics: peace, struggles, health

    A Touch of Faith

    Posted on May 4, 2022
    Read Matthew 9:20-21, “…a woman who had been sick for twelve years with internal bleeding came up behind him and touched a tassel of his robe, for ...

    Topics: faith, glory, surrender

    Food For Thought

    Posted on May 3, 2022
    Read Mark 6:42-43, “They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.” Think “In ...

    Topics: ability, talents, gifts

    There’s No Way!

    Posted on May 2, 2022
    Read John 11:39-40, “‘Roll the stone aside,’ Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man’s sister, protested, ‘Lord, he has been dead for four days. ...

    Topics: promise, impossible

    Living On a Prayer

    Posted on May 1, 2022
    Read Philippians 4:6, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” (NLT) ...

    Topics: prayer, gratitude

    Critiquing Critique

    Posted on Apr 30, 2022
    Read Hebrews 13:17, “Trust in your leaders. Put yourself under their authority. Do this, because they keep watch over you. They know they are ...

    Topics: criticism, support

    Owning Up

    Posted on Apr 29, 2022
    Read Galatians 6:5, “Each of you should take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” Think Today’s powerful verse ...

    Topics: creativity

    Learning From the Best

    Posted on Apr 28, 2022
    Read Proverbs 22:29, “Observe people who are good at their work — skilled workers are always in demand and admired…” Think No one has ever said, “I ...

    Topics: mentoring, teachers

    Shine Your Light!

    Posted on Apr 27, 2022
    Read Matthew 5:15, “…People do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the ...

    Topics: evangelism, personal evangelism

    The Power of Teamwork

    Posted on Apr 26, 2022
    Read 1 Corinthians 12:7, “Each person is given something to do that shows who God is; everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits.” Think We’ve all ...

    Topics: teamwork

    Gifts From Heaven

    Posted on Apr 25, 2022
    Read Romans 12:6, “We all have different gifts that God has given to us by his loving-favor. We are to use them.” Think God has given spiritual gifts ...

    Topics: spiritual gifts

    The Importance of Hard Work

    Posted on Apr 24, 2022
    Read Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…” Think We’ve all heard ...

    Topics: work ethic, work

    Think Like a Child

    Posted on Apr 23, 2022
    Read Matthew 18:4, “Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom.” Think Peter Pan is a famous ...

    Topics: fear, dreams

    The Ride of Results

    Posted on Apr 22, 2022
    Read Acts 2:38, 41, “Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you ...

    Topics: faith

    The Ride of Regret

    Posted on Apr 21, 2022
    Read Matthew 26:33-34, 74-75, “Peter replied, ‘Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.’ ‘Truly I tell you,’ Jesus answered, ‘this very ...

    Topics: regret, regrets

    Roller Coaster Rescue

    Posted on Apr 20, 2022
    Read Matthew 14:28-31, “‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’ ‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the ...

    Topics: faith, faithfulness

    Roller Coaster Revelation

    Posted on Apr 19, 2022
    Read Matthew 16:13,16 “Jesus asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the ...

    Topics: choices, revelation, savior

    Ride of Readiness

    Posted on Apr 18, 2022
    Read Matthew 4:18-20, “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were ...

    Topics: evangelism, mission

    The Ride of Resurrection

    Posted on Apr 17, 2022
    Read Matthew 28:5-6, “The angel spoke to the women. ‘You must not be afraid,’ he said. ‘I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is ...

    Topics: Resurrection, life

    In The In-Between

    Posted on Apr 16, 2022
    Read Matthew 27:59-60, “Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. ...

    Topics: Resurrection, Easter

    Most Holy Place

    Posted on Apr 15, 2022
    Read Luke 23:44-46, “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the ...

    Topics: prayer, Easter

    The Reversal

    Posted on Apr 14, 2022
    Read John 13:8-9, “Peter said to Him, ‘You shall never wash my feet!’ Jesus answered him, ‘If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.’ Simon ...

    Topics: serving, cross, foot washing

    GodTube

    Posted on Apr 13, 2022
    Read John 21:17, “The third time He said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, ‘Do you ...

    Topics: restoration

    The Greatest Exchange

    Posted on Apr 12, 2022
    Read Isaiah 53:5, “But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and ...

    Topics: sin, mercy, grace, forgiveness

    Leave the Past Behind

    Posted on Apr 11, 2022
    Read Isaiah 43:19, “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.” ...

    Topics: regret, future

    Every Day of the Week

    Posted on Apr 10, 2022
    Read “The next day the huge crowd that had arrived for the Feast heard that Jesus was entering Jerusalem. They broke off palm branches and went out ...

    Topics: Easter, Palm Sunday

    He Chose Us

    Posted on Apr 9, 2022
    Read “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2  Corinthians 5:2 “In Him, we have ...

    Topics: sin, redemption, forgiveness

    Remember Me

    Posted on Apr 8, 2022
    Read “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the ...

    Topics: salvation, Resurrection, cross

    The Good Shepherd

    Posted on Apr 7, 2022
    Read “We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, ...

    Topics: shepherd, Good Shepherd

    He Gave It All

    Posted on Apr 6, 2022
    Read “This is how we know what love is: Jesus laid down his life for us.” 1 John 3:16 Think There are many ways that we use the word love. “I love ...

    Topics: sacrifice, unconditional love, Easter

    Finding Common Ground

    Posted on Apr 5, 2022
    Read …I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. 1 Corinthians 9:22 Think Today’s scripture gives us a clear ...

    Topics: Easter

    Priority, Passion, and Persuasion

    Posted on Apr 4, 2022
    Read The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to ...

    Topics: church, Easter

    Incurable Learners

    Posted on Apr 3, 2022
    Read But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:14 Think It’s been said, ...

    Topics: obedience, sanctification

    Invitation

    Posted on Apr 2, 2022
    Read Then the Master told his servant, “Go out to the roads and the country lanes and compel them to come in so that my house will be full. I tell ...

    Topics: salvation, evangelism, invitation

    The Push Away

    Posted on Apr 1, 2022
    Read “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.” John 4:34 Think Every weekend we are given the opportunity ...

    Topics: evangelism, personal evangelism

    The Cosmic Carbohydrate

    Posted on Mar 31, 2022
    Read I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never go hungry. John 6:35 Think “The church is the table where people come to get fed.” We’ve ...

    Topics: bread of life

    Be Intentional

    Posted on Mar 30, 2022
    Read Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity…. Hebrews 6:1 Think As a child, some things don’t come ...

    Topics: spiritual maturity

    Chair One

    Posted on Mar 29, 2022
    Read No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws them… John 6:44 Think For just a moment, think about where you are. Think about the ...

    Topics: evangelism, personal evangelism

    The Table

    Posted on Mar 28, 2022
    Read Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John ...

    Topics: God's Word, spiritual maturity, knowledge

    Ripples of Faith

    Posted on Mar 27, 2022
    Read By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not ...

    Topics: parenting

    Your Faith Is Showing

    Posted on Mar 26, 2022
    Read I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of ...

    Topics: faith, faithfulness

    A Touch of Faith

    Posted on Mar 25, 2022
    Read A woman who had been sick for twelve years with internal bleeding came up behind him and touched a tassel of his robe, for she thought, “If I ...

    Topics: faith, touch

    You Are Not Alone

    Posted on Mar 24, 2022
    Read And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (Which means “My God, my God, why have you ...

    Topics: trials and tribulations, burdens, blame

    Faithful

    Posted on Mar 23, 2022
    Read I’m thanking You, GOD, from a full heart; I’m writing the book on Your wonders. Psalm 9:1 Be kind to me, GOD; I’ve been kicked around long ...

    Topics: faith, faithfulness, motivation

    Faithful or Faith-fool

    Posted on Mar 22, 2022
    Read Abraham believed the LORD, and the LORD considered his response of faith as genuine loyalty. Genesis 15:6 Mary, therefore, took a pound of ...

    Firm Foundation

    Posted on Mar 21, 2022
    Read Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came ...

    Topics: foundation, fame, fortune, money

    Happily Every After

    Posted on Mar 20, 2022
    Read For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the ...

    Topics: forever, return of Christ

    The Judgement Seat

    Posted on Mar 19, 2022
    Read Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews ...

    Topics: judgment

    The Light of the World

    Posted on Mar 18, 2022
    Read “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they ...

    Topics: evangelism, witnessing, personal evangelism

    God’s Eternal Existence

    Posted on Mar 17, 2022
    Read “Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, the one who always was, who is, and ...

    Topics: praise, holiness, eternity

    Face Your Fear

    Posted on Mar 16, 2022
    Read “I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not be afraid of what you are about to ...

    Topics: suffering, fear, revelation

    A Book Of Hope

    Posted on Mar 15, 2022
    Read “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it ...

    Topics: hope, revelation

    The Blessing Of The Book

    Posted on Mar 14, 2022
    Read “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it ...

    Topics: death, eternal life, sickness, illness

    A Glimpse Ahead

    Posted on Mar 13, 2022
    Read “I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me.” Revelation 1:12 Think Have you ever gotten a “sneak peek”? It entices and thrills us ...

    Topics: humility, sovereignty, future

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