Wednesday, July 27, 2011
"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them." Matthew 7:15-20 NIV
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples." John15:5-8 NIV
Let's pray, Dear Lord Jesus, I pray for the people of Norway in this sad, difficult time. I pray that You would comfort them. I pray for those people who have lost loved ones and parents who have lost their children. I ask Lord that You would help them get through their grief and give them hope for there is hope in You. I say these things in Jesus' name. Amen.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Genesis 2:23-24, "The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." NIV
Mark 10:5-9, "It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law, "Jesus replied. "But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." NIV
Ephesians 5:31 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." NIV
Let's pray: Dear Lord Jesus, I lift up everyone who is reading this around the world, for there are many of you. I pray for their marriages that You, Jesus would be invited to come and be in the center of those marriages. Please protect marriage and protect Your people. Please bless Your people and keep us safe and healthy. I say these things in Jesus' name. Amen.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
John 3:8 NIV, "The wind blows where ever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."
Mark 11:22 NIV, "Have faith in God, Jesus answered."
Let's pray: Dear Lord Jesus, I pray for anyone who is reading this that they will come to have faith in You. I pray that You will wrap Your loving arms around them. I pray for anyone reading this who is unsaved. I pray for your salvation and I remember Jesus' words "Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born-again.'" John 3:5-7 NIV. My prayer for you out there in the world is that you will choose Jesus. I pray you will choose to be born-again. Ask Jesus into your heart and ask Him to forgive you for your sins. Jesus loves you and He is waiting to hear from you. I say these things in Jesus' name. Amen.
Sunday, July 3, 2011