Splits and Divisions

1 Corinthians 12:14-26 “For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not[…]

Balance

Balance   Luke 12:15-34 “And he said to them, “Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for[…]

Are You Feeling Besieged?

Are You Feeling Besieged?   Isaiah 37:33-38 “Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city, or shoot an arrow there, or come before it with a shield, or cast up a siege mound against it. By the way that he came, by the same he shall[…]

Access to God

Access to God   Hebrews 10:19-25 “Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood  of Jesus, by the new and living way which he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw[…]

Abundance and Renewal

Abundance and Renewal   Amos 9:13-15 (Future) “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.  I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel,[…]

A Still Small Voice   1 Kings: 19:9-13 “And there he came to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the[…]

A Renewal

A Renewal   Isaiah 65:17-25 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.  But be glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.  I will rejoice in[…]

A Profound Fishing Story

A Profound Fishing Story   Exodus 30:13-16 “Each who is numbered in the census shall give this: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as an offering to the LORD. Every one who is numbered in the census, from twenty years old and upward,[…]

A Prodigal Love

A Prodigal Love Prodigal \Prod”i*gal\, n. One who expends money extravagantly, viciously, or without necessity; one that is profuse or lavish in any expenditure; a waster; a spendthrift. [1913 Webster]   Luke 15:11-32 “And he said, “There was a man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give[…]

A New Creation

A New Creation   Romans 8:18-25 “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.  For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own[…]