VerseD: Colossians 3:13

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Colossians 3:13, ESV

We can accept the repentance of others, but sometimes we might be waiting when we should be the one to Repent.

Let us be quick to forgive, knowing God has forgiven us, even for things we may not be aware we are guilty of doing. Likewise, others may not be aware of the pain they cause.

VerseD: Psalm 34:8

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Psalm 34:8, ESV

We often think asking God for help or seeking Him is weakness, but that is when we fail to remember/realize we are inherently weak.

When we are reminded of the promises of God and His faithfulness, we find His strength and faithfulness in our own lives.

VerseD: Galatians 5:25

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25, ESV

We so often wish to do our own thing, but the Holy Spirit directs us and transforms us to think and act like Christ to the glory of the Father. May we choose to follow.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 12:25-27

that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

1 Corinthians 12:25‭-‬27, ESV

We tend to be selfish, self-focuded. In Christ, the Holy Spirit helps us genuinely care for others, joining in weeping and pain as well as celebrating and laughing. All to the glory of God.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 16:13

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13, ESV

We can be childish in our reactions to problems and our own sinfulness. Instead, we should take responsibility for our own sin and trust God to handle our forgiveness and problems we face, eing ready to stand for and proclaim truth.

VerseD: Philippians 3:10-11

that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Philippians 3:10‭-‬11, ESV

We can get in our own way too often. If we mortify the flesh (crucify our flesh, die to self, do away with our sinful desires) and seek to make Him known to this lost world, we shall join in Christ’s death and resurrection and inherit eternal glory.

VerseD: Revelation 21:4

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 21:4, ESV

We have so many fears and pains in this world, but our hope is that one Glorious Day, our Lord will remove all the reasons for pain and fear, will comfort us continually, and heal us completely.

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This Sunday at Church: Pray with someone starting High School

This may surprise some people, but I pray with junior high and high schoolers regularly.

They need it. And from more than their youth Pastor.

Daniel

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Pray with someone starting High School. Apparently I have not post this idea before; though I have posted about praying for someone at church who is going off to college. As crazy people with agenda want to influence our kids wrongly in […]

This Sunday at Church: Pray with someone starting High School

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 10:5

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ

2 Corinthians 10:5, ESV

Our own thoughts can betray us, so we trust Christ to help us. We use His Word and the Holy Spirit to defeat all arguments (even if the arguers refuse to listen.)

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VerseD: Matthew 9:37-38

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew 9:37‭-‬38, ESV

We want the world to change, but we often simply wait for it.

The Holy Spirit sends us into the world to make disciples of Christ. Heed the call and change the world.