BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Introducing the Book of Deuteronomy

The Book of Deutronomy studies coming soon….. Aren’t we all excited for that? We are reading through the Bible – one chapter a day – five days a week. We begin our study in the Book of Deuteronomy on Monday, April 11th! This study will run from April 11th to May 26th. NEW PRINTABLE —> We are reading…

POWER THOUGHTS: My Hope Comes From Him

Trust in Me at all times. I know the pain and sorrow you are feeling, and I want you to pour out your heart in My Presence. You need to release all those emotions in a safe place. Demonstrate your trust in Me by opening your heart to Me; as you do so, I promise…

MOTIVATE ME: He Knew All This Would Happen: The Journey to the Cross

Editor’s Note: Today is Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday), the day Jesus celebrated the Passover, the Last Supper with His disciples. The derivation of the word Maundy comes from the Latin word “command” and refers to what Jesus called us to do when He washed the feet of His disciples — love and serve one…

MOTIVATE ME: God’s Easter Promise for You

“By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also” (1 Corinthians 6:14 NIV). Millions and millions of Christians around the world celebrate Easter every year. But for far too many of us the story has become boring and rote. We have the basic facts down. Jesus was arrested….

MOTIVATE ME: Come As You Are This Easter

“He will send down help from heaven to save me because of his love” (Psalm 57:3a TLB). There’s a myth that says you’ve got to clean up your act before you can come to God: “I’ve got to get it all together. There are a few things I’ve got to get right in my life…

POWER THOUGHTS: Reach Out and Reach Up in Suffering

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” (1 Peter 2:21 NIV) Every person who reads this will face tragedy at some point in your life. You’ll have loss — major loss — in your life. None of us can escape tragedy….

BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Book of Mark! {Resources for Mark 11-16}

Welcome to Week 3! Hope you are all still energised for this study. Don’t let anyone or any circumstances steal your time with God. Keep on pushing and keep on going! The reading this week is a little long but amazing.  Please leave yourself plenty of time to savor these chapters.  This Friday is Good…

MOTIVATE ME:God’s Grace Covers Your Guilt

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1 NLT, second edition) Guilt is basic to the human existence. Since no one is perfect, we all are tempted by guilt over our past mistakes. Sin brings guilt. That means our need for grace is as basic to our lives…

POWER THOUGHTS: Jesus Died of a Broken Heart

“That’s what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all — was put to death and then made alive — to bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18 MSG). Easter celebrates an event that proved Jesus was who he claimed to be. He…

POWER THOUGHTS: Why Didn’t Jesus Defend Himself?

“But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, ‘Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?’” (Mark 14:61 NIV) What’s so important about Easter? It’s important because it proved that Jesus was who he claimed to be. He was God in the flesh, and he came to…