The Love Giver ∙

The Love Giver ∙ God is love. – 1 John 4:8 1 John 4:18-19  18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.  19 We love, because He first loved us. Many people ask is there aContinue reading “The Love Giver ∙”

Facing death with confidence

Facing death with confidence For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. – Philippians 1:21 Philippians 1:19-27  19 For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance.  20 For I fully expect and hope that IContinue reading “Facing death with confidence”

Yield or Suffer ∙

Yield or Suffer ∙ So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you. – 1 Peter 4:19 1 Peter 2:20-23  20 Of course, you get no credit for being patient ifContinue reading “Yield or Suffer ∙”

The gladiator’s paycheck

The gladiator’s paycheck Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God. – Luke 20:25 Matthew 22:15-22  15 The Pharisees met together to plot how to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested.  16 They sent some of their disciples, along with the supporters ofContinue reading “The gladiator’s paycheck”

Keep calm in life’s storms

Keep calm in life’s storms You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you calm them. – Psalms 89:9 Mark 6:41-52  41 Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread to the disciples soContinue reading “Keep calm in life’s storms”