devotionals, Praying the Bible

Praying the Bible ~ 1 Timothy 4:14

Praying through verses or passages of the Bible is a great way to help you pray according to the will and desires of God. Below is a passage of Scripture and a sample prayer. I would encourage you to pray that prayer, or, even better, read the passage and pray as God leads you. Text:… Continue reading Praying the Bible ~ 1 Timothy 4:14

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Praying for everyone

How many people are in the world today? The best estimates place the number around 7.8 billion. With that in mind, consider this verse: First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone.1 Timothy 2:1 Read that last word again: Everyone. Sound daunting? It should. One of the… Continue reading Praying for everyone

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Honor – Psalm 2 (Psalm Saturday)

Serve the Lord with reverential awe and rejoice with trembling. Pay homage to the Son...Psalm 2:11-12, Christian Standard Bible Every sin, ultimately, is a rejection of God's authority and rule. We're okay with Jesus being a good teacher or a moral example. But for him to be the King that we must obey? We've been… Continue reading Honor – Psalm 2 (Psalm Saturday)

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The worst of them

"I can't believe what those people are doing." Let's admit it. We've all had that thought. Usually "those" is related to people different than us. For the Christian we think this of the non-Christian. We act shocked and offended when non-Christians act like, well, non-Christians. Why do we do this? Pride. Pure and simple. Like… Continue reading The worst of them

devotionals, Praying the Bible

Praying the Bible ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Praying through verses or passages of the Bible is a great way to help you pray according to the will and desires of God. Below is a passage of Scripture and a sample prayer. I would encourage you to pray that prayer, or, even better, read the passage and pray as God leads you. Text:… Continue reading Praying the Bible ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

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Jesus is coming back, therefore…

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.1 Thessalonians 5:11 The Thessalonian church had a lot of questions, it seems, about the return of Jesus. If you look at the popularity of books about prophecy and end times, then in terms of this question at least they weren't that… Continue reading Jesus is coming back, therefore…

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Happiness – Psalm 1 (Psalm Saturday)

How happy is the one [whose] delight is in the Lord's instruction...Psalm 1:1-2, Christian Standard Bible God cares about your happiness. Far more than you care about your own happiness. Infinitely so. The world lies to us, however, and says that is not the case. This is the same temptation Adam and Eve faced in… Continue reading Happiness – Psalm 1 (Psalm Saturday)

devotionals, Praying the Bible

Praying the Bible ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:13

Praying through verses or passages of the Bible is a great way to help you pray according to the will and desires of God. Below is a passage of Scripture and a sample prayer. I would encourage you to pray that prayer, or, even better, read the passage and pray as God leads you. Text:… Continue reading Praying the Bible ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:13

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Salty Speech (but not that kind)

If somebody comments on a person's salty language, it's usually not a compliment or a thing to be recommended. In our day, saltiness is associated with what is rude, crude, or inappropriate. Yet, the Bible tells us to have speech seasoned with salt. But what that means is quite the opposite of using an offensive… Continue reading Salty Speech (but not that kind)

Daily Proverb, devotionals

Proverbs 11:31 (a proverb a day)

For the month of May, we'll take a brief look at 31 wise sayings from Proverbs 11, that's one proverb a day... If the righteous will be repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and sinful.Proverbs 11:31, Christian Standard Bible The final proverb of Proverbs 11 reminds us that judgment is inevitable. We will… Continue reading Proverbs 11:31 (a proverb a day)