Heaven

13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. (Hebrews 11:13) 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of…

Death

As no one has power over the wind to contain it,     so no one has power over the time of their death. (Ecclesiastes 8:8) There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die… (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2) For the wise, like…

Praying For Others

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”…

Prayer Results In Transformation

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18) For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of…

Praying Through Our Struggles

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and…

How Should We Pray?

Isaiah 1:2-20 2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!     For the Lord has spoken: “I reared children and brought them up,     but they have rebelled against me. 3 The ox knows its master,     the donkey its owner’s manger, but Israel does not know,     my people do not understand.” 4 Woe to the sinful nation,     a people whose guilt is great, a brood of…

What Is Your Life Built On?

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears…

Will Jesus Know You?

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many…