“The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ” Philippians 3:7-12 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as […]
“Restore the Joy Then…” Psalm 51 & 1 Peter 3:15 1 Peter 3:15- but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, Psalm 51 Have mercy […]
“Happy Are All Who Take Refuge In Him” Psalm 2 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords […]
“Do Not Rejoice in This: But Rejoice That” Luke 10:17-24 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over […]
“To Be-attitudes… …For What?” Matthew 5:1-12 1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who […]
“Happiness Stealers…” Happiness in light of the depravity of man.
“The More Blessed Experience: Entering into the Joy” Matthew 25:14-30 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He […]
“My Joy: That Your Joy May Be” John 15:11+ These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
“Being Grieved: Is To Give Way – This Way “ Nehemiah 8 And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel. 2 So Ezra the priest brought the Law […]