Different Directions

Today’s verse is quoted often. It starts, “Do not be anxious about anything” or “don’t worry about anything.” The Passion Translation says it this way: “Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell Him every … Continue reading Different Directions

Leap for Joy

The Message says, “Dance.” The Passion Translation says, “Leap for joy.” Other translations say, “Rejoice.” All day long. Read this again— all day long. Can you imagine dancing all day long? That’s certainly some high level Dance Dance Revolution right there. Can you imagine leaping for joy all day? I cannot even leap in the … Continue reading Leap for Joy

Growing Mercy

The Psalmist declares that God’s unfailing, faithful love will last forever. The Passion Translation says it this way: “Here’s my chorus: “Your mercy grows through the ages. Your faithfulness is firm, rising up to the skies” (Psalm 89:2). The word here translates as “checed” which means goodness or merciful kindness. The Psalmist says that this … Continue reading Growing Mercy

Stand in Awe Outline

{ASH WEDNESDAY 2017} Stand in Awe Let the whole world fear the LORD, and let everyone stand in awe of Him. [Psalm 33:8] Lent is a season of fasting and renewal. When you fast (stop doing something), but you also replace it with something else—something beneficial to your relationship with Jesus. For this Lenten season, … Continue reading Stand in Awe Outline

More Than A Story: Obedience

[The Vineyard Workers: Matthew 20:1-16] Isaiah 1:19 – “If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land.” [HCSB] God uses EVERYONE obedient to Him – Peter asks “WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME”? “Then Peter chimed in, ‘We left everything and followed you. What do we get out of it?’ … Continue reading More Than A Story: Obedience