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.

Don’t Assume, Think, Or Speak Negatively

PHILIPPIANS 4:8 – Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”   THEME OF THE DAY: DON’T ASSUME, THINK, OR SPEAK NEGATIVELY.   This is not going to be an easy nugget to swallow if…

It Is Christmas Every Day

MATTHEW 1:21-23 – She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).”     THEME…

Talk A Lot, Sin A Lot

PROVERBS 10:19 – When there are many words, sin is unavoidable, but the one who controls his lips is wise.”   THEME OF THE DAY: TALK A LOT, SIN A LOT.   The Old Testament book of Proverbs is wonderful, insightful, and sometimes very uncomfortable.  Why? King Solomon pulls no punches.  Here is an example – How long will you lie there, O…

Constrained By Love

JOHN 4:1-7 – Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob…