The Church Advances

The Church advances when it preaches the Gospel and teaches what Jesus said and did to the lost outside the building. Of course this is called the Great Commission. Jesus says in: Matthew 28:18-20: 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go, therefore, … More The Church Advances

Us with God

In creation God demonstrated His plan for us was to know Him and that our human life is where we would learn about God and His ways. The creation account in Genesis 1 – 2 shows this goal: man is set in the midst of and over all creation; God gives him work to do … More Us with God

Communication with Friends and Family

The Apostle Paul reminds and describes the past state of Christians in these verses plus their present situation. I Corinthians 6:9-11 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the … More Communication with Friends and Family

Evening Readings: Prov. 6:1-19 and Matt 9:18-38

Prov. 6:1-19 My son, if you have become a guarantor for your neighbor,Or have given a handshake for a stranger,2 If you have been ensnared by the words of your mouth,Or caught by the words of your mouth,3 Then do this, my son, and save yourself:Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor,Go, humble yourself, and be urgent with your … More Evening Readings: Prov. 6:1-19 and Matt 9:18-38

Morning Readings: Prov. 5:15-23; Acts 21;1-16

Proverbs 5:15 – 23 15 Drink water from your own cistern,And fresh water from your own well.16 Should your springs overflow into the street,Streams of water in the public squares?17 Let them be yours alone,And not for strangers with you.18 Let your fountain be blessed,And rejoice in the wife of your youth.19 Like a loving doe and a graceful mountain … More Morning Readings: Prov. 5:15-23; Acts 21;1-16

Jesus heals to show He can forgive sins

Often the Bible is straightforward regarding why actions are taken. The lesson from these actions often explain other parts of the Bible. Matthew 9:1-8 is such a passage: Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the Sea of Galilee and came to His own city. And they brought to Him a paralyzed man lying on a stretcher. And seeing their faith, … More Jesus heals to show He can forgive sins