Monthly Archives: January 2018
Colossians 1:10 (NIV) And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, Our lives must be as holy as our prayers. Our prayers are … Continue reading
Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. “The fruit of the Spirit grows only in the garden of obedience.” —Terry Fullam Elesha Hodge, comp., Today’s Best Illustrations – … Continue reading
Colossians 3:13 (NIV) Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. As we practice the work of forgiveness we discover more and more that forgiveness and healing are one. — Agnes Sanford Edythe Draper, Draper’s Book of Quotations … Continue reading
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV) This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. The Bible talks plentifully about joy, but it nowhere talks about a “happy Christian.” Happiness depends on what happens; joy does not. Remember, Jesus Christ had joy, and … Continue reading
God does not ask about our ability or our inability, but our availability. Edythe Draper, Draper’s Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 1.
When you raise your eyes to God and sing, “Break Thou the bread of life, dear Lord, to me,” is that entertainment—or is it worship? Isn’t there a difference between worship and entertainment? The church that can’t worship must be entertained. And men who can’t lead a church to worship … Continue reading
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. —George Washington Carver 1 John 2:9 (NIV) Anyone who claims … Continue reading
Luke 6:31 (NIV) Do to others as you would have them do to you. Blessed is he who does good to others and desires not that others should do good to him.—Brother Giles Today’s Best Illustrations – Volume 5, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1997), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: “OBEDIENCE”.
Psalm 19:1 (NIV) The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. The scientist will find in theology a unifying principal more fundamental than the grandest unified field theory. The theologian will encounter in science’s account of the pattern and structure of the physical … Continue reading
1 Peter 2:1-2 (NIV) 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, Instant Christianity tends to make the faith act terminal and … Continue reading