Monthly Archives: August 2016

30 posts

Discipline seems painful

“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:11-13‬ ‭ESV‬‬ http://bible.com/59/heb.12.11-13.esv

The best part

“Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:9-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬ http://bible.com/116/pro.3.9-10.nlt

Make the most

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:15-17‬ ‭NLT‬‬ http://bible.com/116/eph.5.15-17.nlt

Knowledge converted

“I love quotes…but, in the end, knowledge has to be converted to action or it’s worthless.” – Tony Robbins Did he get that from the Bible? James said, Faith without work, isn’t real.

Five verses on friendship

Five verses on friendship (The third installment from our survey results. Take the survey.) Be a friend of God. You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. James 4:4 Live representing God to others. They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. 3 John 1:6 Human friendship only goes so far. I tell you, even though he will not get up and give […]

a great harvest

Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 9 As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” […]

Enough

The leech has two daughters: Give and Give. Three things are never satisfied; four never say, “Enough”: Sheol, the barren womb, the land never satisfied with water, and the fire that never says, “Enough.” Proverbs 30:15-16

Five verses on faith

Five verses on faith (The second installment from our survey results. Take the survey.) Faith brings the gift of God’s salvation. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God… Ephesians 2:8 One of the characteristics of Jesus, worked by the Spirit is faith. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness Galatians 5:22 We are made right with God through our faith. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus […]

Six verses on forgiveness

Six verses on forgiveness (The first installment from our survey results. Take the survey.) Forgiveness has requirements. Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 Forgiveness comes by the blood and grace of Jesus. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7 Focus on repentance. And repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. […]

Obedience of faith

Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith— to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen. Romans 16:25-27