James 5:13-18 13Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. 14Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; 15and the prayer offered […]
Pray for One Another
Isaiah 1:16-17 16“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil, 17Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.
Bear One Another’s Burdens
Galatians 5:25-6:5 25If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. 1Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that […]
Exhort One Another
Hebrews 3:12-15 12Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. 13But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14For we […]
Forgive One Another
Ephesians 4:31-32 31Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Do Not Speak Evil Against One Another
James 4:11-12 11Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. 12There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One […]
A New Command
John 13:1-17 1Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. 2During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, […]
Be on Mission
Luke 24:44-49 44Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and He […]
1 Corinthians 12:12-31 12For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were […]
Ephesians 2:19-22 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, 20having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, 21in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy […]
Be the Church
Acts 2:37-47 37Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” 38Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive […]
Heaven: The Father’s House
John 14:1-6 1“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come […]
The Wonder of Waiting on God
In what situations are you likely to forget that God is the creator and ruler? Israel was complaining to the Lord because they thought He had forgotten
them. God is not forgetful. He remembers us, and He remembers His promises to us.
The School of Waiting
1 Kings 17:1-24 1Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 2The word of the LORD came to him, saying, 3“Go away from […]
Why Should We Wait?
Romans 8:18-28 18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but […]
Fools Rush In
Genesis 16:1-16 1Now Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar. 2So Sarai said to Abram, “Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice […]
4 Ways to Cherish Your Spouse
It’s Okay to Ask “Why?”
John 11:1-44 1Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 3So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love […]
Luke 15:1-32 1Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. 2Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3So He told them this parable, saying, 4“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has […]
Learning To Be Content
Philippians 4:10-20 10But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. 11Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12I know how to get along with humble […]
Exodus 20:5 5“You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
How Do You Relate to God as Father?
Galatians 4:1-7 1Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave although he is owner of everything, 2but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by the father. 3So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the […]
The Importance of God’s Presence
Exodus 33:1-23 1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, “Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it.’ 2“I will send an angel before you and […]
The Holiness of God
We get a glimpse into heaven where we see some magnificent sights that all center on the One on the throne who is holy, holy, holy everlasting and all powerful. God’s holiness should transform us.
When Following Jesus Seems Hard
Hebrews 12:1-3 1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for […]
Our culture puts forth various definitions of what love is. Lets examine the bible to see what God has to say and how His definition differs from the world’s.
When Your Marriage is a Mess
Sometimes it’s difficult to admit or even see when things aren’t working. Don’t be afraid to acknowledge when something isn’t right; that’s the first step in turning it around. The second is probably realizing you aren’t alone in this. Thankfully, we have the Truth in scripture to help us get real and get working.
God’s Plan for Sex
1 Corinthians 6:15-20 15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! 16Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He […]
How Is Marriage Meant to Work?
Ephesians 5:21-33 21and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. 22Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. 24But as the church is […]
Making Sense of the Mystery
Ephesians 5:31-32 31FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. 32This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
God’s Perfect Plan for Imperfect People
Mark 15:40-16:8 40There were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome. 41When He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and minister to Him; and there were many other women who came up with Him to […]
Jesus is our Savior and our substitute.
Tempted, Rejected, and Restored
Mark 14:26-72 26After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27And Jesus *said to them, “You will all fall away, because it is written, ‘I WILL STRIKE DOWN THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP SHALL BE SCATTERED.’ 28“But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” 29But […]
My God is So Big: 10 Years Later
Do you believe that God is so big, so strong and so mighty that there is nothing He cannot do? Do you believe He wants to do it in you?
The Meaning of Communion: More Than a Memory
Mark 14:12-25 12On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples *said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?” 13And He *sent two of His disciples and *said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will […]
Mark 14:1-11 1Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him; 2for they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people.” 3While He was in Bethany at the home […]
Are You Ready for Christ’s Return?
What are the biggest questions you have about the second coming of Christ?
The Armor of God
Ephesians 6:10-20 10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the […]
Life’s Most Important Question
Mark 12:35-44 35And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36“David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET.”’ 37“David […]
Mark 12:13-34 13Then they *sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement. 14They *came and *said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is […]
The Authority of Jesus
Many pop culture ideas and songs speak of people rejecting authority and eventually losing. Why are we resistant to authority?
A Journey to Authentic Relationship with God
The fig tree with leaves but no fruit is a symbol of Israel’s fruitless religion. Why should we bear fruit in our relationship with God?
Not What I Expected
What evidence do you see that the kingdom is actively growing in our world or in your life?
A Journey to Lasting Joy
How is lasting joy different from just “joy”? How have you settled for less than the joy God died to give you?
The Cycle of C’s
Similar to the tax collector in Luke 18:13, why is it so important for believers in Christ to have a posture of humility in relation to God?