Aug
10

Keeping the Peace

August 10, 2020

Romans 12:18, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Philippians 4:7, “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Aug
09

Get In!

August 9, 2020

Acts 16:31, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.”

Psalm 138:7-8, “Though I am surrounded by troubles, You will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out Your hand, and the power of Your right hand saves me. The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever…”

Aug
08

Guard Your Heart

August 8, 2020

Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

Psalm 119:10-11, “I seek You with all my heart; do not let me stray from Your commands. I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.”

Aug
07

The Cultivated Heart

August 7, 2020

Matthew 13:8, 23, “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop … The seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

Hosea 10:12, “Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that He may come and shower righteousness upon you.”

Aug
06

The Crowded Heart

August 6, 2020

Matthew 13:7, 22, “Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. … The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.”

Psalm 119:10, “With my whole heart I seek You; let me not wander from Your commandments!”

Aug
05

The Shallow Heart

August 5, 2020

Matthew 13:5-6, “Some fell on the rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.”

Matthew 13:20-21, “The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.”

Aug
04

The Hard Heart

August 4, 2020

Matthew 13:3-4, “Then He told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.’”

Matthew 13:18-19, “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.”

Aug
03

Authority Issues

August 3, 2020

Romans 13:2, “He who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”

Psalm 91:2-4, “God, You’re my refuge. I trust in You and I’m safe!’ That’s right — He rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you — under them, you’re perfectly safe; His arms fend off all harm.”

Aug
03

Authority Issues

August 3, 2020

Romans 13:2, “He who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”

Psalm 91:2-4, “God, You’re my refuge. I trust in You and I’m safe!’ That’s right — He rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you — under them, you’re perfectly safe; His arms fend off all harm.”

Aug
02

Homecoming

August 2, 2020

Ezra 1:3, “Any of you who are His people may go to Jerusalem in Judah to rebuild this Temple of the Lord, the God of Israel, who lives in Jerusalem. And may your God be with you!”

Lamentations 3:40, “Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!”

Aug
01

Believe It!

August 1, 2020

Genesis 17:4, 9, “As for Me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. … Then God said to Abraham, ‘As for you, you must keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.’”

Psalm 16:8, “I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

Jul
31

Don’t Buy The Lie!

July 31, 2020

James 1:16-17, “Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights who does not change like the shifting shadows.”

Jul
30

Decisions, Decisions

July 30, 2020

Ruth 1:16-18, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.”

Jul
29

Take a Load Off!

July 29, 2020

Isaiah 57:18-19, “I have seen how they acted, but I will heal them. I will lead them and help them, and I will comfort those who mourn. I offer peace to all, both near and far!”

Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and You will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Jul
28

Show Me, Use Me, Help Me

July 28, 2020

Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

Ephesians 3:20-21, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”

Jul
27

Under New Management

July 27, 2020

Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but it ends in death.”

Job 22:21 “Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you.”

Jul
26

Who Are “THEY?”

July 26, 2020

1 Corinthians 15:33, “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.”

2 Corinthians 6:14-18, “Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark? Does Christ go strolling with the Devil? … God Himself put it this way: ‘I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be My people. So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good … Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for Myself. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to Me.'” (MSG)

Jul
25

Put Your Brave On!

July 25, 2020

Esther 4:14-16, “‘If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?’ Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: ‘Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.'”

Jul
24

The Value of Vulnerability

July 24, 2020

Matthew 26:39, “My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You, what do you want?”

Psalm 73:26, “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.”

Jul
23

Stand Firm

July 23, 2020

Daniel 1:8, “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.”

1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”