Monday, August 31, 2015

Grace & Peace

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:2 (NIV)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

No Longer Aliens

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. ~ Ephesians 2:19-22 (NIV)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Trust the Lord

How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust,
And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. ~ Psalm 40:4 (NASB)

Friday, August 28, 2015

We Shall be Like Him

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends,now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. ~ 1 John 3:1-2

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Listen to His Voice

27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. ~ John 10:27-28 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Eternal Encouragement

16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NIV)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

My Strength and My Defense

“The Lord is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
    my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Monday, August 24, 2015

These Men had been with Jesus

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. ~ Acts 4:13 (NIV)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Defend the Rights of the Poor and Needy

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.

~ Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

No Fear in Love

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. ~ 1 John 4:18 (NIV)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Great Gain

 But godliness with contentment is great gain. ~ 1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Be Imitators of God

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. ~ Ephesians 5:1-2 (NASB)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Not So with You...

25 Jesus called them together and said,“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ~ Matthew 20:25-28 (NIV)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Let Perseverance Finish Its Work

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ~ James 1:2-4 (NIV)

Monday, August 17, 2015

An Example

I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.  ~ John 13:15 (NIV)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Do You Not Know?

28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

~ Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Why Worry?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? ~ Matthew 6:28-30 (NIV)

Friday, August 14, 2015

...Greatly Rejoice...

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire,may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; ~ 1 Peter 1:6-7 (NASB)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

He Knows

“Do not keep talking so proudly
    or let your mouth speak such arrogance,
for the Lord is a God who knows,
    and by him deeds are weighed.

~ 1 Samuel 2:3 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Truthful Witness

A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful. ~ Proverbs 14:25 (NIV)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Chosen People

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. ~ 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NIV)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Look at the Heart

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” ~ 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Think on These Things

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. (NASB)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

In Christ Jesus

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Rejoice Always!

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. ~ Philippians 4:4-5 (NIV)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Eternal Glory in Christ

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. ~ 1 Peter 5:10-11 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Resist him...

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. ~ 1 Peter 5:8-9 (NIV)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

He Cares for You

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:6-7 (NIV)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Be Content

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. ~ 1 Timothy 6:6-8 (NIV)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Chosen People

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. ~ 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NIV)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Don't Misuse the Name of the LORD

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. ~ Exodus 20:7 (NASB)