Living to Please God

You don’t have to allow someone else’s perception of you affect or influence your perception of yourself. You are not living to please people; you are living to please God.

Raising Arrows

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.” (Psalm 127:4-5)

Governing Authorities

It is not for us to rebel against governing authorities. It is for us to pray for our leaders, pray for our country, recognize that God is in control, and respect the governing authority that God has put in place.

Prove It

“Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.” (Matthew 3:8) John the Baptist taught that it’s the way we live that should prove we have repented and turned to God. It’s still true for us today, so does the way you live prove that you have repented and turned to God?

Good Deeds

“Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1)

Enemies

“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!” (Matthew 5:43-44)

Revenge

“Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, ‘I will take revenge; I will pay them back,’ says the LORD.” (Romans 12:19)

Your Word

“Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.’” (Matthew 5:37)

The Sabbath

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.’” (Mark 2:28)

Adultery

“You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28)

Anger

“You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.” (Matthew 5:21-22)

The Lord Was With Him

It’s what gave David such confident courage when he faced the bear, the lion, the giant, and the armies; but David forgot that God was with him when he faced the woman.

Breaking Bad (Part II)

We all have bad days, in 1 Samuel 9 we meet a man named Saul who was having a bad day, but God was working through His bad day to bring about His perfect plan.