A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. Proverbs 15:1 HCSB
Category Archives: The Bible
To the King of the Ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen 1 Timothy 1:17
The gospels are not here for us to try to draw out our perfect schemes and classifications; they are here for us to read in order that we may apply them, that we may live them and practice them!
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Here is the John 3:16 ad from the Broncos-Patriots playoff game! Way to Go Focus on The Family!
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”–yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”
In January of every year, I challenge the folks in the churches that I have pastored to commit to read their Bibles through in the New Year. Today I ran across this great article online that offers Six tips for reading your Bible Through. These are excellent tips. The only thing that I might add off of the top of my head is:
- Don’t abandon the reading plan if you get a little behind (I am looking at you Numbers and Chronicles). Press on! It will be well worth it in the end.