Give me a word, Lord: FRIENDSHIP

Proverbs 18:24 There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 17:17 A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls,Continue reading “Give me a word, Lord: FRIENDSHIP”

Give me a word, Lord: DEAD ZONE

Colossians 4:2-6 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains. Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should.  Live wisely among thoseContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: DEAD ZONE”

Give me a word, Lord: GIVE ME SIGHT TO SEE YOU CLEARLY

John 9:25 “I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” Luke 18:35-42 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road. When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening. They told himContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: GIVE ME SIGHT TO SEE YOU CLEARLY”

Give me a word, Lord: SHARPENING MY SWORD

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Jeff and I just finished teaching a series called The Bible for Grown-ups by Andy Stanley. It was a short,Continue reading “Give me a word, Lord: SHARPENING MY SWORD”

Give me a word, Lord: JUST LOOK AROUND

Matthew 6:25-34 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them.Continue reading “Give me a word, Lord: JUST LOOK AROUND”

Give me a word, Lord: GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Hebrews 11:5-6 It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God existsContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”

Give me a word, Lord: MONKEY BUSINESS

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ColossiansContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: MONKEY BUSINESS”

Give me a word, Lord: BEHIND THE SCENES

Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Philippians 2:12-15 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation withContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: BEHIND THE SCENES”