Colossians 2: 1-7….. I know that you don’t know me personally.

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge ofContinue reading “Colossians 2: 1-7….. I know that you don’t know me personally.”

Colossians 1: 21-29….Filling in what Jesus completed!

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of theContinue reading “Colossians 1: 21-29….Filling in what Jesus completed!”

Mark 12: 41-44….So little was soooo much!

And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say toContinue reading “Mark 12: 41-44….So little was soooo much!”

Mark 10: 41-45…..Authority v Service.

And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so amongContinue reading “Mark 10: 41-45…..Authority v Service.”

Mark 8: 31-38….The straight talking Jesus.

And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning andContinue reading “Mark 8: 31-38….The straight talking Jesus.”

Mark 7: 6-13….Jesus answers their accusations.

And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,“‘This people honours me with their lips,but their heart is far from me;in vain do they worship me,teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”And he said to them,Continue reading “Mark 7: 6-13….Jesus answers their accusations.”

Titus 1: 1-4….A power-packed introduction.

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word throughContinue reading “Titus 1: 1-4….A power-packed introduction.”

1 Samuel 12: 19-25…. Agreements between two parties.

And all the people said to Samuel, “Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil, to ask for ourselves a king.” And Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet doContinue reading “1 Samuel 12: 19-25…. Agreements between two parties.”

1 Samuel 10: 1b – 8…..Three evidences to follow for Saul.

And this shall be the sign to you that the LORD has anointed you to be prince over his heritage. When you depart from me today, you will meet two men by Rachel’s tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah, and they will say to you, The donkeys that you went to seek areContinue reading “1 Samuel 10: 1b – 8…..Three evidences to follow for Saul.”

Hebrews 13: 7-16…. Remember Jesus.

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened byContinue reading “Hebrews 13: 7-16…. Remember Jesus.”