LIFE-CHANGING POWER

Christ died and rose again . . . so that he can be our Lord both while we live and when we die. —Romans 14:9 (TLB) With a frequency that...

THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom . . . —1 Corinthians 1:30 I believe we ought to get all the...

Hunger for Righteousness

I will give to the thirsty the springs of the Water of Life—as a gift! —Revelation 21:6 (TLB) God says that only those who hunger after...

Cast Your Cares

Look at the birds! They don't worry about what to eat-they don't need to sow or reap or store up food-for your heavenly Father feeds...

WHERE IS YOUR TREASURE

Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven . . . —Matthew 6:20 Many young people are building their lives on the rock of materialism. I...

Be Not Anxious

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,...

GOD PROVIDES

For we know that when this tent we live in now is taken down-when we die and leave these bodies-we will have wonderful new bodies in...

WE MUST DECREASE

Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. —Lamentations 3:40 Our modern philosophy of self-reliance and...

ROOT OF SIN

Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us. —Romans 8:37 (TLB) The basic problem facing our world is...

UNSPEAKABLE JOY

And the disciples were called Christians . . . —Acts 11:26 In the third century Cyprian, the Bishop of Carthage, wrote to his friend...

The Secret of Surrender

Just as you used to be slaves to all kinds of sin, so now you must let yourselves be slaves to all that is right and holy. —Romans 6:19...

Grace and Peace

Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. —Ephesians 4:7 The Christian life is never spoken of...

Make Room in Your Heart

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless...

Hope Beyond Death

The righteous hath hope in his death. —Proverbs 14:32 We don’t like to talk about death; it’s the forbidden subject of our generation....

THE STRUGGLES OF LIFE

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree ... —1 Peter 2:24 All life is a struggle—that is the nature of things. Even...

The Responsibility of Discipleship

Even while we were still there with you we gave you this rule: 'He who does not work shall not eat.' —2 Thessalonians 3:10 (TLB) One of...

The Greatest Work of Christ

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,...

The Truth Sets Us Free

Come unto me, all ye that labor . . . —Matthew 11:28 The mark of a true Christian is found in his personal relationship to the Person...

THE MYSTERY OF HEAVEN

I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. —Psalm 23:6 What will heaven be like? Just as there is a mystery to hell, so there is a...

ONLY JESUS

God . . . is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, even Christ our Lord. —1 Corinthians 1:9 (TLB) The...