All power and authority ∙

All power and authority ∙ One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority Luke 9:1 Matthew 28:18-20  18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.  19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in theContinue reading “All power and authority ∙”

All things new

All things new This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun – 2 Corinthians 5:17 Revelations 21:1-7  1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And theContinue reading “All things new”

May I receive a double portion

May I receive a double portion Elijah said to Elisha, “What can I do for you, before I am taken away from you?” Elisha answered, “May I receive a double portion of the prophetic spirit that energizes you.” – 2 Kings 2:9 2 Kings 2:11-15  11 As they were walking along and talking, suddenly aContinue reading “May I receive a double portion”

Self-sacrifice ∙

Self-sacrifice ∙ There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13 Romans 5:6-10  6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.  7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someoneContinue reading “Self-sacrifice ∙”

Belief in God, good, and evil – unshakeable?

Belief in God, good, and evil – unshakeable? Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. – Hebrews 3:12 2 Peter 3:17  I am warning you ahead of time, dear friends. Be on guard so that you willContinue reading “Belief in God, good, and evil – unshakeable?”