HE SAW HER WEEPING

When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and...

CHOICE WORDS

Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.  . . . No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so that you may obey it. . . . Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may...

TRENDING DOWNWARD

Psalm 14 in other words --   Immoral people assure themselves You don't exist, Lord. That gives them free rein to feed their corruption, to do whatever they want without regard for consequences. They're sure they're smart because they look around and see they...

PRAYER PARTICULARS

In Matthew 6:1-15, we find Jesus teaching His disciples how to pray. Before He got into the specifics of what we call "The Lord's Prayer," Jesus issued some pointed instructions about checking our motivations as a necessary prelude to our actions, as well as our...

INVISIBLE, INVINCEABLE

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends...

THRESH-HOLDS

O my people, crushed on the threshing floor . . . In that day the Lord will thresh . . . Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say. When a farmer ploughs for planting, does he plough continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil? . ....

THE RIGHT TO BECOME

. . . "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become...

CHOICE MORSELS

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life . . .   (Deut 30:19-20)   A lot of things can happen in the run of a day, a week, a year, that...

THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

But the gift is not like the trespass.  . . . The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trepasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those...

FROM SIMON TO PETER

A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered the greatest.  . . . "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."  But...