What can you expect from dirt? ∙

What can you expect from dirt? ∙ For you are dust, and to dust you shall return. – Genesis 3:19 All flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust. – Job 34:15 Psalms 103:13-22  13 The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.  14Continue reading “What can you expect from dirt? ∙”

The Lord alone opens hearts

The Lord alone opens hearts Lydia from Thyatira, a merchant of expensive purple cloth, who worshiped God. As she listened to us, the Lord opened her heart, and she accepted what Paul was saying. – Acts 16:14 Luke 24:27-45  27 Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining fromContinue reading “The Lord alone opens hearts”

Living with destructive danger –

Living with destructive danger “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?” – Matthew 24:3 Ezekiel 33:4-7  4 If those who hear the warning refuse to take action, it is their own fault if they die.  5 They heard the warning but ignored it,Continue reading “Living with destructive danger –”

AFS – Absent Father Syndrome ∙

AFS – Absent Father Syndrome ∙ Consider the incredible love that the Father has shown us in allowing us to be called “children of God” – and that is not just what we are called, but what we are. – 1 John 3:1 (Phillips translation) Romans 8:15-16   15 For you have not received a spiritContinue reading “AFS – Absent Father Syndrome ∙”

Can we help God?

Can we help God? Psalms 16:2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.” Job 22:2-3  2 Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him?  3 Is it any advantage to the Almighty if you are righteous?Continue reading “Can we help God?”

There is something about that Name ∙

There is something about that Name ∙ You are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins – Matthew 1:21 Matthew 1:20-25  20 An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as yourContinue reading “There is something about that Name ∙”

Spiritual formation ∙

Spiritual formation ∙ Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment. – 1 Peter 2:2 Ephesians 4:15 We are to grow up in every way into Christ, who is the head. 2 Peter 1:3-8 3 By his divineContinue reading “Spiritual formation ∙”

God honors obedience, despises stubbornness

God honors obedience, despises stubbornness Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols. – 1 Samuel 15:23 Psalms 78:7-8  7 So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.  8 Then they will not be like their ancestors –Continue reading “God honors obedience, despises stubbornness”