Realism of the Renewed

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind … Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment (Romans 12:2,3). Paul admonishes believers to regard themselves with sober judgment according to the measure of […]

Holy Blood Transfusion

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship (Romans 12:1). Spiritual worship has interestingly to do with the body. But how can my body be holy? I know that in me there is nothing good, […]

Pay It Forward … Or Else

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:21-35) Jesus compares the king in this story to the heavenly Father. God is incredibly merciful just as the king in the parable forgave the huge debt his servant owed him. Yet if we abuse that mercy by not in turn showing mercy to others, then will withdraw his […]

Joyful, Patient, Faithful

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12). If you have what you hope for, then you no longer hope for it because you have it. You can only hope for what you do not yet have. Romans 12 teaches that we should be joyful in the time of hoping and […]

His Love Endures Forever

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. who by his understanding made the heavens, His love […]

Human Idols

For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts (1 Thessalonians 2:3-4). David was conscience-stricken […]

Backfired Zeal

It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death (2 Samuel 21:1). God had directed the Israelites to destroy many peoples, but He did not tell them to kill the Gibeonites. The scripture says that Saul tried to annihilate the Gibeonites in his zeal for […]

Appointed to Worship

He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to make petition, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel (1 Chronicles 16:4). King David knew that prayer and worship was hugely important for the spiritual health of his nation. So he made sure that some […]

Blind Arrogance

The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant (Matthew 21:14-15). Jesus healed many blind […]

I am a Living Stone

I declare to you that the LORD will build a house for you … I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be […]

Pay It Forward

In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart. (Matthew 18:34-35). In this day and age, we like to think of God as always […]

For Your Eyes Only

I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. (2 Samuel 6:21-22). The story of how David brought back the ark of God into the City of David is a story of failure and success, anger and fear, shame and worship. […]

Wicked Satanic Thoughts

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” (Matthew 16:22-23). The disciples […]

Stunned Speechless

Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the […]

Walk on Water Moments

Those who were in the boat worshipped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:33). The disciples had seen Jesus do many miracles and preach with powerful authority. Jesus sent them out and they also did many miracles healing the sick and driving out demons. They even watched Jesus raise the dead […]

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