Ruth 1:6-22 6Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the land of Moab, for she had heard in the land of Moab that the LORD had visited His people in giving them food. 7So she departed from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went […]
Who Are You?
1 Peter 2:4-10 4And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, 5you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus […]
Game time: The Christian Life Gets Real in Relationships
1 Peter 1:22-2:3 22Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, 23for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. 24For, “ALL FLESH […]
1 Peter 1:13-21 13Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 15but like the Holy One who called […]
Encouraging Thoughts on Prayer
Here are the eight things for which I (Mike) pray for my children and grandchildren:
1. That they would love God more than I do.
2. That they would have a burden for the lost.
3. That they would have a hunger for God‘s word.
4. That God would protect them from their peers.
5. That God would prepare a spouse for them to take them to their highest spiritual potential.
6. That God would keep them pure until they find that spouse.
7. That if God is pleased to use them in full-time Christian service, that he would. But if not, that they would be impact Christians.
8. That God would save my unborn descendants.
God’s Plan for Your Pain
1 Peter 1:6-12 6In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor […]
Not Home Yet
1 Peter 1:1-5 1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen 2according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be […]
When God Answers Prayer
James 1:5-8 5But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the […]
The Gift of Joy
Luke 2:1-14 1Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4Joseph also went up […]
The Gift of Redemption
Luke 1:56-80 56And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home. 57Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave birth to a son. 58Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had displayed His great mercy toward her; and they were rejoicing with her. […]