Unforgiveness and the torturers ∙

Unforgiveness and the torturers ∙ That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart. – Matthew 18:35 Matthew 18:31-34  31 “When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that hadContinue reading “Unforgiveness and the torturers ∙”

Spiritual germination ∙

Spiritual germination ∙ I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels – a plentiful harvest of new lives. – John 12:24 John 12:24-26  24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat isContinue reading “Spiritual germination ∙”

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 ∙”