For the Love of Money

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV) Many people misquote this verse.  They tend to think that money is a bad thing and they expect that Christians are supposed…

Stop Worrying

…“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.  Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.  1 Peter 5:5-7 (NLT) The bible verse above tells us to…

They Will Listen

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’  If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”  John 15:18, 20 (NIV) As a Christian, you can expect…

Don’t Go Back

Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so…

God Chose You

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16 (NIV) Have you ever heard anyone use the phrase “I found God?”  Practically speaking, it’s impossible to…

Authorized Messengers

…that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them.  And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.  We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.  2 Corinthians 5:19-20 (NIV) Ambassador:…

Calling All Christians

Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.  1 Peter 3:9 (NLT) Christians are called to the ministry of reconciliation (God, through Christ, reconciled the world to…

The Good News Is for Everyone

And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” Mark 16:15 (NLT) God is working through you to reach everyone in your path.  Opportunities to reach people for Jesus exist right where you’re at.  God is not looking for experts, He’s seeking volunteers. Our Good News message…

Wherever You Are

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And…

Whatever You Do

So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NLT) God uses religious leaders, pastors and clergy for ministry.  But religious leaders, pastors and clergy are not the only people that God will use.  God wants to use you! You were designed by…

But Wait! There’s More!

Life is more than making money, accumulating things, raising kids, and playing golf.  There is nothing wrong with these things, but God has a greater plan for you.  God created you for a mission! God calls everyone to glorify (magnify, uplift, honor or give praise to) Him.  Whatever you do, wherever you are, and whoever…

The Next Generation

The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: “Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s…

Be like Sheep

When he finally arrives, blazing in beauty and all his angels with him, the Son of Man will take his place on his glorious throne. Then all the nations will be arranged before him and he will sort the people out, much as a shepherd sorts out sheep and goats, putting sheep to his right…

You Feed Them

As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”  Matthew 14:13-16 (NIV) The…

Gifted to Serve

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy…

Be a Worker

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke…