Monthly Archives: January 2019

Don’t forget to be hospitable. It might surprise you who you may be serving.

Hebrews 13:2 (NLT2)   Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!

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Don’t be a partner in crime

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NLT2) 14  Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? 15  What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? 16  And … Continue reading

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Don’t compromise your faith–it is very unwise

1 Kings 11:4 (NLT2) In Solomon’s old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the LORD his God, as his father, David, had been.

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Suffer for doing good

1 Peter 2:20 (NLT2)  Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you. One of the “good” things that Peter speaks of here is the spreading of … Continue reading

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Bordering on anger

Proverbs 15:18 (NLT2)   A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them. A message to the White House and Congress?

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Foreigners

1 Peter 2:11 (NLT2) Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. It is interesting that we, as Christians, are actually “temporary residents and foreigners” of this world.  The Bible is our “green card” that … Continue reading

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Turn, turn, turn

Titus 2:12 (NLT2)  And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God.

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Seal of Approval

John 6:27 (NLT2) “But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”

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Clean as freshly fallen snow

Isaiah 1:18 (TLB)  “Come, let’s talk this over!” says the Lord; “no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool!”

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Pure heart + clear conscience + genuine faith = LOVE

1 Timothy 1:5 (NLT2)   [The Apostle Paul’s Gospel Message was designed so] “that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.”

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