He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His
While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions and came to Ephesus. He found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” “No,” they told him, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” “Then with what baptism were you baptized?” he asked them.
“Now here is the king you’ve chosen, the one you requested. Look, this is the king the Lord has placed over you. If you fear the Lord, worship and obey Him, and if you don’t rebel against the Lord’s command, then both you and the king who rules over you will follow the Lord your
If you have for some reason not read the whole Bible yet, I recommend that you begin that blessing before you go to sleep tonight. If you have read it once, I recommend that you read it a few more times. Take lots of notes and be transformed. Share what you harvest with others.
In chapter 5 of Mark‘s stories, he related the events of the day trip to the Gadarenes area. There, they met the demoniac and pig herders. After destroying the herd of pigs, they met the townspeople who came out to check on the reports of the herdsmen. The demons knew Jesus already, and prayed to
Now the people were waiting expectantly, and all of them were debating in their minds whether John might be the Messiah. John answered them all, “I baptize you with water, but One is coming who is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to untie the strap of His sandals. He will baptize you
Ben Franklin believed that in order to get healthy, wealthy and wise, you needed to go to bed early and get up early. This is what Solomon thought: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide
Matthew described in chapter 10 of his testimony a Kingdom mission that Jesus sent him on with the rest of the apostles. Included was a bit of information about blessing or condemning people along the way. Jesus sent out these 12 after giving them instructions: “Don’t take the road leading to other nations, and don’t
Follow the thread that James wove through this writing that is related to “the word”: Don’t be deceived, my dearly loved brothers. Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning. By His own choice, He
Many beings that Yahweh has created to be His servants have interacted with His human servants through the ages. They always seem to be difficult to describe and more difficult to imagine by the people who are reading others’ sketchy descriptions of them. One whom John encountered in the Revelation of Jesus he received seems