The first will be last ∙

The first will be last ∙ Many who are first will be last. – Matthew 19:30 Matthew 19:23-30  23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  24 I’ll say it again – it is easier for aContinue reading “The first will be last ∙”

Vigilant flexibility ∙

Vigilant flexibility ∙ See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. – Ephesians 5:15 Ephesians 5:15-19  15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.  16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.  17 Don’t act thoughtlessly but understand whatContinue reading “Vigilant flexibility ∙”

There are consequences

There are consequences Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God! – harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants inContinue reading “There are consequences”

Friendly persuasion ∙

Friendly persuasion ∙ Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. – 2 Corinthians 5:11 John 16:7-11  7 But I tell you the truth, it is best for you that I go away because if I do not, the Helper will not come. If I do go away,Continue reading “Friendly persuasion ∙”

Hide and seek ∙

Hide and seek ∙ The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. – Luke 19:10 Luke 19:1-10  1 Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town.  2 There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich.Continue reading “Hide and seek ∙”