Celebrating the hope of Jesus           

Read Colossians 1:1-23 Keep in mind that 1 Peter 3:15 tell us to “…Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” In verse 9 Paul says he is praying “so that” and then he…

Can we Really Hear?

Is it really possible for us to talk with God?  I get that we can talk out loud to an unseen being, but can I really hear Him talk back?  How is that possible? Read 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 What is Paul’s main message in verses 1-5? What is the secret wisdom Paul refers to in…

Does Prayer Work?

Daniel’s Vision of a Man 10 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war. The understanding of the message came to him in a vision. 2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. 3 I…

Expressions of Thankfulness  

 Read and consider these verses that express the heart of Paul: “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.” -Romans 1:8 “I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Corinthians 1:4 “I have…

Motives in Prayer

Motives in Prayer- Consider the following scriptures.  How do you respond?  “Jesus, Son of David, Have Mercy on Me!”  So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” -Mark 10:46-53 It is hard to believe that the Lord would ask us what He could do for us.  However,…