August 31, 2013

Your Simple Ways

How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 1:22

May the Lord Bless You

May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 134:3

Live Together In Unity

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1

For Us All

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32

August 30, 2013

Ignorant Talk of Foolish People

For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 1 Peter 2:15-16

August 28, 2013

Do you suffer as a Christian?

However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 1 Peter 4:16

August 27, 2013

Jesus came to call on Sinners

While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”   On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’  For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:10-13

Pray Continually

pray continually, 1 Thessalonians 5:17

August 25, 2013

Songs of Joy

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Psalm 126:5

Do Not Fear

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

August 23, 2013

Give You Glory

Every time I turn around a new fork in the road pops up reminding me I don’t know everything, to cherish every moment, and not to give up hope.

Value Others Above Yourself

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4

August 22, 2013

The Greatest Commandment

Matthew 22:34-40 NIV

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”   Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

August 20, 2013

God places the lonely in Families

"God places the lonely in families" ~Psalm 68:6a (NLT)

God Is For Us

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

August 18, 2013

Do Not Be Misled

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”  Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame. 1 Corinthians 15:33-34

Let Nothing Move You

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Who are you trying to please?

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10

August 16, 2013

The Spirit God Gave Us

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

August 15, 2013

Live Your Lives In Him

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7

August 14, 2013

Dear Children

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

August 13, 2013

To Your Name Be the Glory

Not to us, LORD , not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. Psalm 115:1

The Horn of My Salvation

I love you, Lord , my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:1-2

August 11, 2013

Salvation is the Gift of God

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—Ephesians 2:8

Those Who Hope In the Lord

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;   but those who hope in the Lord  will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31

August 10, 2013

Attention fellow Bible Geek Jesus Freaks!!!

Yes, YOU – I need your help. I have a list of verses pertaining to SALVATION. Please take a minute to check out my list and let me know if I am missing any.

John 1:12, John 3:16-18, John 3:36, John 11:25, Acts 4:12, Acts 16:29-31, Romans 1:16-17, Romans 3:21-31, Romans 5:1, Romans 10:4, Romans 10:8-13, Galatians 2:20-21, Ephesians 1:7-8, Ephesians 2:4-10, 2 Timothy 1:8-10, Titus 3:5-7

What else? Am I missing anything else???

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By His Wounds We Are Healed

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

August 9, 2013

The Sinner's Prayer

God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!

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Accept God's Gift: Everlasting Life

Romans 10:9—That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

John 3:16—“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

The Good News of the gospel is that Jesus has already done everything necessary for our salvation. We can’t earn it even if we try. We are saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ.

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Salvation: The Free Gift of God

These are the verses that come to mind when I think of Salvation. There is nothing you can do to earn it, or lose it. 

Yet to all who received him, to those who BELIEVED in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—John 1:12

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever BELIEVES in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever BELIEVES in him is not condemned, but whoever does not BELIEVE stands condemned already because he has not BELIEVED in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:16-18

Whoever BELIEVES in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who BELIEVES in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and BELIEVES in me will never die. Do you BELIEVE this?” John 11:25

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Acts 16:29-31

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who BELIEVES: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by FAITH from the first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by FAITH.” Romans 1:16-17

But now a righteousness from God, apart from the law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through FAITH in Jesus Christ to all who BELIEVE. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are JUSTIFIED FREELY by his GRACE through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through FAITH in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have FAITH in Jesus. Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of FAITH. For we maintain that a man is justified by FAITH apart from observing the law. Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by FAITH and the uncircumcised through that same FAITH. Do we, then, nullify the law by this FAITH? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law. Romans 3:21-31

Therefore, since we have been justified through FAITH, we have PEACE with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by FAITH into this GRACE in which we now stand. Romans 5:1

Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who BELIEVES. Romans 10:4

But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of FAITH we are proclaiming: That if you CONFESS with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and BELIEVE in your heart that God raised him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED. For it is with your heart that you BELIEVE and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you CONFESS and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who TRUSTS in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses ALL WHO CALL ON HIM, for, “EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.Romans 10:8-13

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by FAITH in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the GRACE of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” Galatians 2:20-21

In him we have redemption through his BLOOD, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s GRACE that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:7-8

But because of his great LOVE for us, God, who is rich in MERCY, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by GRACE you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his GRACE, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by GRACE you have been saved, through FAITH—and this not from yourselves, IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:4-10

So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and GRACE. This GRACE was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:8-10

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his MERCY. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us GENEROUSLY through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his GRACE, we might become heirs having the HOPE of eternal life. Titus 3:5-7

If there are any Salvation verses I have missed feel free to let me know what they are. Remember, there is nothing we can do to earn it or lose it.

Why would anyone reject a loving relationship with no deal breakers?

On the way to swim lessons last week I heard this on K Love radio:

That’s hard to wrap your brain around, because humans have deal breakers. In our relationships there are things that happen, that end them.

But, that’s not the way God sees his relationship with you. There are no deal breakers.

That is the radical thing about Jesus. The bible calls him our Redeemer. A redeemer is one who compensates for all our faults, for our poor past performances, and bad behaviors.

It’s hard to understand why anyone would reject a loving relationship with no deal breakers.

There’s nothing you can do to earn it, or lose it.

The truth of this really spoke to me as I was driving that morning.

Please don’t allow the naysayers to keep you from knowing Christ. He loves us and He desires to have a relationship with us. God’s plan of Salvation is His gift to us.

My next post will have bible verses you can confidently cling to!

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August 8, 2013

Shake the Dust Off Your Feet

Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave.  As you enter the home, give it your greeting.  If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.  If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and SHAKE THE DUST OFF YOUR FEET.

Matthew 10:11-14

August 6, 2013

The Bible is Clear about No Contact

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SUCH PEOPLE.

They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

2 Timothy 3:1-9

August 5, 2013

Be Patient and Stand Firm

You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:8

Children Are A Heritage

Children are a heritage from the LORD , offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

August 4, 2013


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

August 3, 2013

Grace, Love & Fellowship

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

August 2, 2013

Do Not Believe Every Spirit

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1