Treasure God’s Word (4) Psalm 119:97 NCV You treasure God’s Word in three ways: (1) By researching it. This calls for writing down your thoughts about it. It also calls for asking the right questions, like: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? In other words, your Bible study should give you insight, not just information. Read More →

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Treasure God’s Word (3) Colossians 3:16 NLT As you fill your mind with God’s Word, the Holy Spirit will use it to transform you. “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives…with all the wisdom he gives.” How do you do that? (1) By reading it. If you read the newspaper Read More →

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Treasure God’s Word (2) John 8:31 NKJV John writes, “I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John v.2 NKJV). In order to “prosper,” reading God’s Word must be one of your first priorities each day. Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, Read More →

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Treasure God’s Word (1) Job 23:12 NIV The Spirit of God makes us like the Son of God, through the Word of God! That’s why Satan will put 101 roadblocks in your way to keep you from reading the Bible. Paul writes, “[God’s]…Word can make you into what he wants you to be and give Read More →

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  2018/06/18 When you don’t get what you want (3) 2 Peter 3:18 NLT Winning gracefully can be harder than losing gracefully. When we win we’re tempted by arrogance, power, insensitivity, gloating, and wanting to relive our success long after everyone else is bored by it. Gracious winners always remember what it feels like to lose. Read More →

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Longing for home Philippians 3:20 NLT Every year Pacific salmon, having lived five to six years in the ocean, suddenly get the urge to return to the headwaters of their birth river. Battling fishermen, bears, and giant hydroelectric dams, they fight their way upstream determined to reach their home. Scientists don’t know how the salmon Read More →

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Set the right example! 2 Chronicles 26:4 NIV The punch line in a cartoon reads, “No matter what we teach our children, they insist on behaving just like us!” We smile, but it’s a very serious matter. One expert says, “We teach what we know, but we reproduce what we are.” Your children may sometimes Read More →

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Heartsick (2) Isaiah 40:29 NKJV We say things like “As long as there’s life there’s hope,” or “Hope is tying a knot in the rope and holding on,” believing that things will get better. But when hope seems delayed or denied, mental and emotional illness can cause some people to look for a way out. Read More →

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  2018/06/11 Heartsick (1) Proverbs 13:12 NKJV Depression can cause you to give up on life. When the job got too big for Moses, he told God, “Kill me here and now…and do not let me see my wretchedness!” (Numbers 11:15 NKJV). Certain that Jezebel would make good on her threats to kill him, Elijah asked Read More →

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