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June 25, 2105

Proverbs 3:11-12 11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. We would probably be all over the map in regards to the forms of discipline we think are appropriate to use.  However, while we may disagree on the form, I think we would all most likely…

June 24, 2015

Joshua 24:15 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” I wish I could say that “serving the LORD” has never seemed…

June 23, 2015

Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; This verse was recently very helpful to me because while I was mediating on it, I started to consider how my children seem to fear me a bit.  I’d like to think it is a healthy fear that runs along the rails of respect, but either way this verse points me in a…

June 22, 2015

Psalm 127:3-5 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate. This is my favorite fathering verse!  It speaks of the practical aspect of my boys…

June 19, 2015

The Determination to Serve Oswald Chambers The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve… —Matthew 20:28 Jesus also said, “Yet I am among you as the One who serves” (Luke 22:27). Paul’s idea of service was the same as our Lord’s— “…ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5). We somehow have the idea that a person called to the ministry is…

June 18, 2015

A Passion to Serve God Charles F. Stanley Ephesians 2:8-10  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Oswald Chambers, author of My…

June 17, 2015

Seizing Opportunities to Serve Adrian Rogers “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10 Do you remember the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37? He was on a journey but stopped and helped a bruised and broken man. He didn’t make excuses saying, “It’s none of my business.”…

June 16, 2015

The Gain of Serving God John Piper “They will become his slaves so that they may learn the difference between my service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.” (2 Chronicles 12:8) Serving God is utterly different from serving anyone else. God is extremely jealous that we understand this — and enjoy it. For example, he commands us, “Serve the Lord with…

June 15, 2015

We Serve God By Serving Others BY RICK WARREN Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Mark 10:43 (MSG) The world defines greatness in terms of power, possessions, prestige, and position. If you can demand service from others, you’ve arrived. In our me-first culture, acting like a servant is not a popular concept. Jesus, however, measured greatness in terms of…

June 12, 2015

Romans 12:3-83 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members,[a] and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and…

June 11, 2015

Hebrews 10:19-2219 Therefore, brothers,[a] since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean…

June 10, 2015

‘Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess his name’ [Hebrews 13:15]. Connected to the concept of sacrifice is the concept of praise as sacrifice, and here, even in the Old Testament, the boundary between priest and people is removed. ‘I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your…