Living Witnesses

I read how, some years ago, "a missionary physician in one of China's hospitals cured a man of cataracts. A few weeks later 48 blind men came to the doctor from one of China's wilds

A Nation Blessed

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance

What Is God Like?

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 (NIV)

Spoiled Rotten

"Peace I [Jesus] leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 (NIV)

When You Feel Insecure

"A new command I [Jesus] give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." John 13:34 (NIV)

What You See Is ...

"Why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, 'Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,' when you can't see past the log in your own eye?" Matthew 7:3-4 (NLT)

Bonding

"Don't be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.'" 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV).

Enthusiasm

"And a certain Jew named Apollos ... being fervent in spirit [enthusiastic] spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord ... who, when he was come, helped the believers greatly." Acts 18:24-27 (Paraphrase) (NLT)

Tact

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Proverbs 25:11 (NKJV)

The Search for Happiness

"Then he [Jesus] said to them, 'Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.'" Luke 12:15 (NIV)

Crippling Handouts

"For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: 'The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.'" 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV)

Hope Springs Eternal

"I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God." Job 19:25-26 (NIV)

Trials and Temptations

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4 (NIV)

How to Know If God Is Speaking to You

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world." 1 John 4:1 (NKJV)

Beware of CINOs

"These teachers oppose the truth just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith. But they won't get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are, just as with Jannes and Jambres." 2 Timothy 3:8-9 (NLT)

Israel: The Miracle

"Indeed, he [God] who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep." Psalm 121:4 (NIV)

Two No-No Words

"But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.'" Matthew 5:37 (NKJV)

Apathy-But Who Cares?

"And then he [Jesus] told them, 'You are to go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere.'" Mark 16:15 (TLB) (NLT)


Church: To Be or Not to Be

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)

Things That Bug Us

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

Hello, Lord

"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Well Done

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'" Matthew 25:21 (NIV)

Feeling Lost or Far From God

"From one man he made every nation of men ... God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 'For in him we live and move and have our being.'" Acts 17:26-28 (NIV)

Barking Dogs and Sleeping Lions

"Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise ... the weak things of the world to shame the strong ... the lowly things of the world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him." 1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (NIV)

Weight Watchers

"Share each other's troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2 (NLT)

Lost in Wonder, Love and Awe

"But you [God] desire honesty from the heart, so you can teach me to be wise in my inmost being." Psalm 51:6 (TLB)(NLT)