Monday, December 22, 2014

With the Holy Spirit and Fire

11 “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Our High Priest Empathizes with Our Weaknesses

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. ~ Hebrews 4:15 (NIV)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sanctified through HIM

By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. ~ Hebrews 10:10 (NASB)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Adopted As Sons

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. ~ Galatians 4:4-5 (NASB)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

From Bethlehem

Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” ~ John 7:42 (NASB)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For Unto Us...

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

~ Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV)

Witness of the Holy Spirit

Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

~ 1 John 5:5-8 (NASB)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mary's Song

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. ~ Luke 1:46-47, 49 (NIV)

Why HE Came...

Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come
(In the scroll of the book it is written of Me)
To do Your will, O God.’”

~ Hebrews 10:7 (NASB)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Saved Through Him

For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. ~ John 3:17 (NASB)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

My Rock & Fortress

3 For You are my rock and my fortress;
For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.
4 You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength.
5 Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have ransomed me, O LordGod of truth.

~ Psalm 31:3-5 (NASB)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Remain True...

When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. (NIV)

Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord; (NASB)

Acts 11:23

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Sign

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. ~ Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun.

~ Psalm 37:3-6 (NIV)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Where Is Your Treasure?

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. ~ Matthew 6:19-20 (NIV)