June 30, 2014

Jesus' Brother, Sister, and Mother

Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” ~Jesus

He Will Avenge You

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD , and he will avenge you.

Proverbs 20:22

June 29, 2014

Lord of the Sabbath

Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.  So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

Mark 2:27-28

But Sinners / But the Sick

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Mark 2:17

"Your Sins Are Forgiven"

When Jesus saw their FAITH, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Mark 2:5

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Mark 1:8

June 27, 2014

Love Never Fails

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.   Love never fails.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

June 26, 2014

Hold Unswervingly to Hope

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 10:23

June 25, 2014

Resist the Devil

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7

The Least of These

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 25:40

I Was...

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

Matthew 25:35-36

June 22, 2014

June 21, 2014

Extol Him with Music and Song

I wonder how all the anti-instrumental religious denominations justify the fact that MUSIC, SINGING, and INSTRUMENTS are all over the bible:

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord ; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Psalm 95:1-2

Whose Son Is the Messiah?

While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”  “The son of David,” they replied.   He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says,     “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord:    “Sit at my right hand    until I put your enemies    under your feet.” ’       If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?”  No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Matthew 22:41-46

The Greatest Commandment In The Law

“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.”

Matthew 22:36-40

Have You Not Read?

I'm noticing the part where Jesus says, "Have you not READ what God said to you" Well...have you not READ:

Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.  At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.  But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you,  ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’  ? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”

Matthew 22:29-32

Daily Bears Our Burdens

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

Psalm 68:19

June 20, 2014

First and Last

But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. ~Jesus

WHO can be SAVED???

WHO can be SAVED??? Apart from God there is no way to save yourself:

When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”   Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:25-26

Let the little children come to me

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

His LOVE Endures Forever

Give thanks to the LORD , for he is good; his love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:34

June 19, 2014

FORGIVE from your HEART:

“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” ~Jesus

Gathering In My Name

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” ~Jesus

These Little Ones

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. ~Jesus

In Jesus Name

And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. ~Jesus

June 18, 2014

Make Music People!

Religious denominations that dictate no instruments for the worship of the LORD have no leg to stand on. Music is a language. People are instruments. God sees the HEART of worship, not the method:

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.

Psalm 92:1-3

Enamored by her GREAT FAITH:

Jesus wasn't concerned with what anyone had to say about this woman. He was enamored by her GREAT FAITH:

Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

Matthew 15:28

Are you still so dull?

Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.”    “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?  But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.  For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.  These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”

Matthew 15:15-20

I Love how Jesus calls them out!

Nothing worse than a controlling manipulative blind narcissistic Pharisee. I love how Jesus calls them out!

Blind Guides

Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?”   He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.  Leave them; they are blind guides.  If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

Matthew 15:12-14

You Hypocrites!

You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:     “ ‘These people honor me with their lips,    but their hearts are far from me.     They worship me in vain;    their teachings are merely human rules.’    ”

Matthew 15:7-9

June 17, 2014

You of Little Faith

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Matthew 14:31

Teach us to number our days

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12

From Everlasting to Everlasting

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Psalm 90:2

We are Family :)

For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Matthew 12:50

Good Fruit and Bad Fruit

“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.

Matthew 12:33

In His Name #Hope

In his name the nations will put their hope.”

Matthew 12:21

More Valuable is a Person

He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?  How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

Matthew 12:11-12

Lord of the Sabbath

I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.  If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’  you would not have condemned the innocent.  For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Matthew 12:6-8

Rest for your Souls

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

June 16, 2014

Amen and Amen

Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.

Psalm 89:52

A Cup of Cold Water

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

Matthew 10:42

Enemy Family Members

a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’

Matthew 10:36

Will Be Saved

You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Matthew 10:22

Shake the Dust

If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.

Matthew 10:14

Freely Give

Freely you have received; freely give.

(Matthew 10:8)

June 11, 2014

Her FAITH Healed Her

Jesus told the woman her FAITH healed her. Healing is not always what we think it's supposed to be:

Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.

Matthew 9:22

I know you think I'm nuts!

I know you guys probably think I'm nuts for posting bible verses all the time. That's okay, you'd be right. It's just that I don't want anyone left behind. Jesus made it easy, we make it difficult. It's really not that hard. Life can be hard but Jesus provides us with a way out no matter the journey/circumstances.

Jesus desires MERCY:

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 9:12-13

Jesus saw their FAITH:

Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”

Matthew 9:2

June 10, 2014

Jesus said, "Follow Me."

Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”   But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

Matthew 8:21-22

Interacting with Dogs and Pigs

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Matthew 7:6

June 8, 2014

True and Proper Worship

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:1-2

Apologize and Stop Doing It!

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

Matthew 3:8