The Things of God – Matthew 16:21-23

“From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘Far be it from you, Lord! This […]

Defeat of the Deceiver – Genesis 3:13-15

“The woman said, ‘The serpent deceived me, and I ate.’ The LORD God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this… I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:13-15 From the very beginning, […]

Do Not Be Grieved – Nehemiah 8:2-10

“So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly…And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law…And […]

Our Own Selves – 1 Thessalonians 2:8

“So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8 There is a very personal element that needs to go into sharing the gospel. Because this isn’t just a nice […]

Opening Rivers – Isaiah 41:17-18

“When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a […]