One Day We’ll Understand

Job 23:1-7 ESV “Then Job answered and said: “Today also my complaint is bitter; my hand is heavy on account of my groaning. Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his seat! I would lay my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments. I would … Continue reading One Day We’ll Understand

Ignite the Gift of God

2 Timothy 1:5-7 ESV “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying … Continue reading Ignite the Gift of God

Do Not Fear! Go on Speaking!

Acts 18:5-6 ESV “When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, ‘Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I … Continue reading Do Not Fear! Go on Speaking!

A House Divided

Luke 12:49-53 ESV “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. … Continue reading A House Divided

Laying Aside Every Weight

Hebrews 12:1 ESV “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” What are weights? They can be sinful addictions or they can be things that … Continue reading Laying Aside Every Weight

Deliver Me from Those who Work Evil

Psalms 59:1-5 ESV “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me; deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men. “For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of … Continue reading Deliver Me from Those who Work Evil

That Christ will be Honored in my Body

Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading That Christ will be Honored in my Body

Regarded as Sheep to be Slaughtered

Romans 8:35-39 ESV “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “’For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’ “No, in all these things we … Continue reading Regarded as Sheep to be Slaughtered

Perseverance

An Original Work / March 11, 2022 Marching, marching to their chorus, Enemies who now abhor us. They are out now to destroy us, For they hate our Savior, Jesus. They are all in step with others, Friends and neighbors, sisters, brothers. Bent on evil, vermin plenty, In the year now two and twenty. Their … Continue reading Perseverance

A Stronghold for the Oppressed

Psalms 9:9-12 ESV “The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds! … Continue reading A Stronghold for the Oppressed