Paul begins and ends these three verses with praise, did you notice that? Paul is evidently very excited about who God is and who we are to him, so enthusiastic that he can’t stop pointing out how amazing God is. We humans are made to praise, not just in our heads, but with our voices.… Read More
You probably already use a variety of versions as your study the Bible. I’ve found that looking at different versions can help me to see and hear things I haven’t noticed before. For that reason, I will include different versions throughout this study. The first four versions I go to are: (NIV) New International Version… Read More
What is more important to God: appearance or heart?
Some day each one of us is going to sit before the judgement seat of God, so “tend to your own knitting,” as Eugene Peterson translates it in The Message. Are you more concerned with what kind or color of yarn your neighbor is using? Would you rather knot threads together into one unit with… Read More
The best way to begin and end your day.
In 1965, The Impressions released a song written by Curtis Mayfield. People get ready, there’s a train a comin’ You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board All you need is faith, to hear the diesels hummin’ Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord So people get ready, for the train… Read More
As believers, we are on a journey to become more and more Christ-like. The Bible gives us a roadmap for the journey, and the Holy Spirit is our guide. Praise, faith, and prayer are interrelated and inseparable. Prayer flows out of faith in God alone. Our faith is activated when we praise God and focus… Read More