Truth + Love

Life Lesson # 6: Truth and love must go hand in hand in our lives If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work. 2 John 10-11 Throughout the text in these five smallest books inContinue reading “Truth + Love”

One Truth

Life Lesson #4: Know the truth of God’s Word Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 9 We hear a lot of “my truth,” “your truth” these days.  What that really meansContinue reading “One Truth”

A Mirror for Jesus

Lesson 3: Imitate good, not evil Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.   Anyone who does what is good is from God. 3 John 11 Occasionally in our lives we are asked to state who we consider to be our “hero or who we most admire.”  According to the annual UnitedContinue reading “A Mirror for Jesus”

A Tiny Message #2

So, what do we do when a prominent member of our church or a Christian friend has fallen off  Jesus’ path?  First, let’s remember that every single person sitting in a church is actively sinning in one way or another.  As Christians, we acknowledge that Jesus didn’t come to save us so we can keep on sinning.  He cameContinue reading “A Tiny Message #2”

A Tiny Message #1

Did you know that Paul was a small, in stature, man?  In fact, some of the Corinthian leaders thought less of him because of this.   You are judging by appearances.   If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do. 2 Corinthians 10:7Continue reading “A Tiny Message #1”

A Mustard Seed

Do not repay evil with evil  or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing,  because to this you were called  so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9  A prayer to be a blessing to those around me and my community Holy Spirit I get so wrapped up in my everyday problemsContinue reading “A Mustard Seed”

Kindness Matters

“May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord,” she said. “You have put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant— though I do not have the standing of one of your servants.” Ruth 2:13 A prayer to always speak kindly of others Merciful God, so often when I think of sinfulContinue reading “Kindness Matters”

Send Me!

Now if you obey me fully  and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.  Exodus 19:5 A prayer to act when directed by God Dear God, I used to think that my faith was solely a personal, spiritual pursuit.  But I keep hearing the word “obey.”  I admit that obeying isn’tContinue reading “Send Me!”

Free To Be

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called  me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14  A prayer to live without regret Holy God, it’s been many years since I accepted your gift of salvation, which alongContinue reading “Free To Be”

Work It for God

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1 A prayer to keep my body strong and dedicate it to serve God Heavenly Father, I regularly make the commitment to keep my spiritualContinue reading “Work It for God”