Category Archives: Decisions

Do We Really Understand Jesus’ Sacrifice?

Matthew 26:36-46 (NIV) 36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began … Continue reading

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What in the World Are We Telling Ourselves?

Romans 8:31-39 (NIV) 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Idle Talk

Proverbs 12:13-22 (NIV) 13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk,     and so the innocent escape trouble. 14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things,     and the work of their hands brings them reward. 15 The way of … Continue reading

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Consider the Words You Speak

2 Timothy 2:23-3:5 (NIV) 23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.25 Opponents must be … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Slave to Shame

Mark 2:13-17(NIV) 13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and … Continue reading

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The Lasting Impact of Freedom

Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When the Storm Comes?

Luke 8:22-25 (NIV) 22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, … Continue reading

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