Philippians 2:12-16

Be the People God Wants You to Be 12 My dear friends, you always obeyed what you were taught. Just as you obeyed when I was with you, it is even more important for you to obey now that I am not there. So you must continue to live in a way that gives meaning to […]

Philippians 2:1-4

Philippians 2:1-4 Does your life in Christ give you strength? Does his love comfort you? Do we share together in the Spirit? Do you have mercy and kindness? 2 If so, make me very happy by having the same thoughts, sharing the same love, and having one mind and purpose. 3 When you do things, do not let selfishness […]

Romans 8:38-39

Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. There is an old […]

1 John 4:19

1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us. I love this passage of scripture partly because of the word that is NOT there.  Notice that it doesn’t say we love HIM because He first loved us—It says that we LOVE because He first loved us.  Our very capacity to love, the reason that […]

1 John 3:1

1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. I just came from the funeral service for Marva Ann Wood.  It was […]