Scripture: Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace [faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor]. (1st Peter 4:10 … More Gifts, Talents, and Opportunities
Scripture: Master, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind; (Matt. 22:36-37 KJV). This testimony was given by the disciple Matthew. He stated that a lawyer approached Jesus wanting to … More Radical Love
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14 NIV). A yoke is a wooden bar that joins two oxen to each other and the burden they pull. Examples of unequally yoked things are “stronger vs. weaker, … More Have You Really Left the Past Behind?
You will recognize them by their fruit. A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit (worthy of admiration); (Matt. 7:16a, 18 Amp.). What exactly did Jesus mean when He said, “You will know them by their fruit?”
Scripture: Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour?” (Matthew 26:40 NIV). As the light in a dark world, Christians are called to be a reflection of who Jesus was when He walked upon the earth; (Matt. 5:16). Sent by His … More Watch and Pray
Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others] ; (1st Peter 4:8 Amp). When we love from a genuine place within the heart, we see others through the eyes of Jesus. This place of authenticity is … More Love Cares
Scripture: Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and … More Unpack Your Bags, It’s Over Now!
The Lord sought a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler over His people; (1 Sam. 13:14). In the above Scripture, David constantly pursued God’s heart for directions to lead His people. He longed to please God and comply with God’s will. Two-thirds of the Psalms were penned by David, proving that he … More Sharing the Love of Christ
“BONE OF MY BONE AND FLESH OF MY FLESH” In the Garden of Eden, God ordained the first marriage; (Gen. 2:24). The man, Adam, pronounced, “This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; she, (Eve), shall be called ‘woman’ for out of the man she was taken. She was physically, mentally, … More The Family That Prays Together Stays Together
“And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it” (Jeremiah 18:4).