God’s Plan Can Not Be Thwarted

The Egyptian king was fearful that the Israelite slaves would become too numerous and he imagined that they might turn against his country so he ordered that they be oppressed to stop them from multiplying. But the more the Israelites were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread. Exodus1:10-11 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly…

Birth Story

Jeremiah 1:5a Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you (MSG) God is holy, holy, holy (Isa 6:3). That means He is perfectly good and righteous. His love is perfect. He can not wish ill. He wants to…

In Style: Love

Some people have their favorite item to wear that makes them feel complete… like earrings, a necklace, a shawl. The Bible highly recommends the finishing item to put on as… LOVE! Col 3:14 MSG And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.  An all-purpose, all-occasion,…

The One You Must Love: Your “Enemy”

Ephesians 6:12 shows us that in the spiritual realm, the battle we face is never against people but against the devil and his camp. Eph 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of…

Mark of A Follower: Love for Others

John 13:35 “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” (John 13:34, 35) For an article about the full extent of Jesus’s…

Lessons on Love from 1Corinthians

The Message Version (MSG) of 1Corinthians Chapter 13: If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a…

Lessons on Love from Romans

The Message (MSG) Version of Romans 12:9-ff Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master,…