Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ



Proverbs 1:2-7 – To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth —
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Never Justifiable

PROVERBS 25:28-A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” Christians are never without excuse if we lack self-controlled lives, in all areas of our lives, but especially in our speech. Yes, I know that is a tall order, but it is one we may obey because Christ in us ensures the power of self-control in us.…

Sleep Well For All Is Well

PSALM 4:8 – In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” How did you sleep last night? Last week? Last month? During this past year? Some studies indicate 70% of adults obtain insufficient sleep at least one night a month, and 11% report insufficient sleep every night. It is estimated that…

Intentional Christian Life

PHILIPPIANS 2:1-8 – So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let…

Lessons Learned From Creation

HOSEA 6:3 – Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.” In our reading of the Gospels, and I do hope we spend regular times in the Gospels, have we noticed a frequent way Jesus…