Incomplete obedience

Incomplete obedience Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. – Hebrews 5:8 Acts 5:1-4  1 But there was a certain man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property.  2 He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. WithContinue reading “Incomplete obedience”

A Mighty Fortress is our God

A Mighty Fortress is our God God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. – Psalms 46:1 Psalms 46:1-11  1God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.  2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.  3 LetContinue reading “A Mighty Fortress is our God”

Don’t make me angry! ∙

Don’t make me angry! ∙ Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. – James 1:20 Ephesians 4:26-27  26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,  27 and give no opportunity to the devil. The Incredible Hulk, a.k.a., Dr. Bruce Banner when angered or provokedContinue reading “Don’t make me angry! ∙”

Why are you afraid? ∙

Why are you afraid? ∙ Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith? – Mark 4:40 Romans 5:3-5  3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.  4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope ofContinue reading “Why are you afraid? ∙”

Does anything make God sick?

Does anything make God sick? So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth! – Revelation 3:16 Revelation 3:15-17  15 I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other!  16Continue reading “Does anything make God sick?”

God acts on behalf of those who wait ∙

God acts on behalf of those who wait ∙ Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down. – Isaiah 64:1 Psalms 18:1-14 1 A psalm of David, the servant of the LORD. He sang this song to the LORD on the day the LORD rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul.Continue reading “God acts on behalf of those who wait ∙”

Out of tragedy ∙

Out of tragedy ∙ Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. – Romans 4:20 1 Samuel 30:1-6  1 David and his men arrived home at their town of Ziklag, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid into the NegevContinue reading “Out of tragedy ∙”

The big lie ∙

The big lie ∙ For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie. – 2 Thessalonians 2:11 2 Thessalonians 2:1-11  1 Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him.Continue reading “The big lie ∙”