Head of the world

“And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Christ is “supreme over all who rise from the dead.” Jesus was raised from death, and his resurrection proves his lordship over … Read more

Fully aware

“The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.” ‭‭Job‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ This conversation between God and Satan teaches us an important fact about God—he is fully aware of … Read more

Just ask

“I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath” Psalm116:1-2 God is so responsive that you can always reach him. He bends down and listens to your voice. This writer’s love for the Lord had … Read more

Guard your heart

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23 NLT Our hearts—our feelings of love and desire—dictate to a great extent how we live, because we always find time to do what we enjoy. Solomon tells us to guard our hearts above all else, making sure we concentrate on … Read more

It’s up to you

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. (‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭1-2  NLT)‬‬‬ Although God … Read more

Judge?

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:37‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ A forgiving spirit demonstrates that a person has received God’s forgiveness. Jesus used the picture of measuring grain in a basket to ensure … Read more

God works

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. … Read more

Make it easy

We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. (Hebrews 12:2 NLT) This “huge crowd of witnesses” is composed of the people … Read more

It’s taken away

For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ NLT) Those who were trying to be saved by keeping the Old Testament law were soon tied up in rules and ceremonies. But now, through the Holy Spirit, God provides freedom from sin and condemnation … Read more