Confident in Christ

Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the […]

Abounding in Love

 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Phil. […]

Praying with Joy

 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil. 1:3-6 […]

A Beautiful Thing

A devotional by Dave Adamson made me think about one Bible story in a different way. The story comes from Mark 14:3-9, when a woman pours expensive perfume on Jesus’ head and some people call it a waste. Jesus himself though calls it a beautiful thing. What gave me a new perspective is the fact […]

We Can Choose Joy

Ecclesiastes 3:1,4: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:…a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…” One of my morning Bible readings happened to come from a very depressing book (my opinion only) – Ecclesiastes. I am not […]

1 John 3:16

1 John 3:16 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” It’s interesting to me how similar this verse is to the more well remembered words of John 3:16. “For God so loved the […]