Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Out of Reverence for Christ

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:21 NIV)

What does it mean to submit to each other?  Jesus was our example.  He said He came to serve.  I think Paul is saying the same thing.  To serve each other in humility regardless who the person is.  All are God’s children.  We should treat all people with respect.  We should treat others as Christ would treat them, with love and kindness.  Isn’t that the way we would want to be treated?

–Diane

God Knows Best

Time to Rest

A little time in the Word every day changes you. Sometimes, it is wonderful to read God’s promises and just rest knowing that He’s got this. -Elaine (Thought4theday.com)

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.

He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.

He renews my strength.

He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.

Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,

I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.

Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.

You prepare a feast for me
    in the presence of my enemies.

You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
    My cup overflows with blessings.

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
    all the days of my life,

and I will live in the house of the Lord
    forever.

Do what is right.

The Truth Will Set You Free

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32 NKJV)

If you believe Jesus is who He says He is then you will live by His words.  You know you are a disciple of Jesus if you live by His words through good times and tough times.  Jesus is truth.  Truth means you can test it to be a fact.  Whatever Jesus says can be counted on to be 100% truthful.  Knowing the truth will set you free.  In Jesus’ day, many traditions had been imposed on the people that were not in the word of God.  Jesus set them free from those traditions through the truth about the scriptures.  The same is true today.  Knowing the Word will set you free.

—Diane

He Will Always Guide You