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A Gift from God

Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. (Proverbs 19:14 NASB) Michael Spearman and Akima Carolina had a little argument because Michael had forgotten his Bible. Michael thought that his girlfriend, who was driving, would turn around and go back home so... Read More

A Little Touchy

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures ... Read More

A Telephone Pole In The Kitchen

Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings ... Read More

Arise

If you love Me, keep My commandments. (John 14:15 NASB) He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. (John 14:21 NASB) If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will lov... Read More

Avoid and Abstain

Abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NASB) (Another translation says: "Avoid every kind of evil.") In Milwaukee a there was a deputy sheriff who was off duty and at 3:00 a.m. in the morning solicited a prostitute. He probably was not expecting what happened next. What happened was ... Read More

Begin the Upward Spiral

But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. (John 1:12 NASB) We hear of person after person who begins to use illegal substances or who becomes involved in sinful activities and their lives begin to disintegrate. It is t... Read More

Cleanup Time

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 NASB) Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. (1 ... Read More

Determined Steadfastness

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10 NASB) Surely he will never be shaken; the righteous will be in everlasting remembrance. He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established. (Psalm 112:6-... Read More

Don't Bother Me

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 NASB) Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16 NASB) This i... Read More

Easter is Coming!

But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not havi... Read More

Finding Stability

Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every g... Read More

he Penalty for Kindness

"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 22:37-40 NASB) ".I... Read More

Immanuel

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while... Read More

It’s Tempting

So the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it. (Genesis 4:6-7 NASB) Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for wh... Read More

Refocus

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 NASB) For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. (Hebrews 12:3 NASB) Julia Bauer who lives in Bochum,... Read More

Refocus - Church

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25 NASB) For where two or three are gathered together ... Read More

Refocus - Prayer

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3 NASB) Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all gener... Read More

Reluctant Servants

Moses: But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?" - Exodus 3:11. Gideon: So he said to Him, "O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house." - Judge... Read More

Spiritual Superglue

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. (Matthew 6:22) But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Matthew 5:28) Do not love the world or the things in the world. ... Read More

Stealing The House

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. (John 10:10a) Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spiri... Read More

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