Monthly Archives: February 2018
John 3:6-7 (NLT) 6 Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. 7 So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wise of the world who have not learned to worship are but demi-men, unformed and rudimentary. … Continue reading
Luke 6:41-42 (NLT) 41 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 42 How can you think of saying, ‘Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in … Continue reading
John 15:4 (NLT) Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Christ is in the midst of us! He is, and ever shall be!” —Russian Orthodox … Continue reading
Ephesians 1:4 (NLT) Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. “Saying yes to God means saying no to things that offend His holiness.” —A. Morgan Derham Today’s Best Illustrations – Volume 5, (Carol Stream, … Continue reading
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NLT) So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. I believe the religion of Christ covers the whole man. Why shouldn’t a man play baseball or lawn-tennis?… Don’t imagine that you have got to go into a … Continue reading
Matthew 22:5 (NLT) But the guests he had invited ignored them and went their own way, one to his farm, another to his business. “The core problem is not that we are too passionate about bad things, but that we are not passionate enough about good things.” —Larry Crabb Elesha … Continue reading
“A lasting work requires extensive preparation.” —Douglass Rumford Proverbs 22:3 (NLT) A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Elesha Hodge, comp., Today’s Best Illustrations – Volumes 1-4, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1997), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: “PRUDENCE”.
“Peacemaking is an action that springs out of an attitude.” —Fred Smith Proverbs 12:20 (NLT) Joy fills hearts that are planning peace! Elesha Hodge, comp., Today’s Best Illustrations – Volumes 1-4, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1997), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: “PEACEMAKERS”.
2nd Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. “Becoming a Christian is not making a new start in life; it is receiving a new life to start with.” —Anonymous, Today’s Best Illustrations – … Continue reading
Philippians 4:11 (NLT) Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. “Surely the higher ambition is entering into the deeper possession of what we already have rather than going out to acquire something new.” —Richard Nelson Bolles Elesha Hodge, … Continue reading