A short verse, a short thought and a short prayer

  • “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?” (Romans 6:1)
  • The cross is no excuse for sin but rather an answer to it.
  • Lord, please forgive us when we hold the wrong attitude toward our sin or toward the price that was paid by your son.

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He Rides a Cloud

On Sunday afternoon, about eight or nine of my brothers and sisters and I discuss the Major Prophets. Currently, we are studying Isaiah.

This Lord’s Day, we’ll be covering Isaiah 19, which begins with “Look, the Lord rides on a swift-moving cloud and approaches Egypt,” (Isaiah 19:1 NET).

In the book of Psalms, the same imagery is used: “You make the clouds your chariot,” (Psalm 104:3b, NLT).

The Egyptians were the ones who really developed the art of the horse-drawn chariot as a military weapon. They were once the most powerful nation in the world. But, now in decline, God is coming for them and nothing can stop him!

He is coming for us, too. He is coming to take his people home with him forever, and he is coming to judge the wicked (2 Peter 3:10-12) and nothing can stop him. He rides on a swift cloud.

Are you ready?

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Favorite Verse From 1st and 2nd Corinthians

1) Today’s Nudge: “From 1-2 Corinthians, choose a favorite verse or short passage and explain why it’s special to you”:

My favorite verse in 1-2 Corinthians is 2 Corinthians 10:5:

“casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

This verse provides us the key to living a successful Christian life. We must be willing to “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” Paul obviously employed this principle in his life, for he stated in Galations 2:20:

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

2) “Name a commentary or book on some part or the whole of these two letters that you find especially helpful”:

I’ve used the Bible as its own best commentary in this article http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2006/01/09/the-6-8-10-principles/, emphasizing the “6-8-10” principles found in 1st Corinthians Chapters 6, 8, and 10.

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What 10 verses should a Christian commit…

What 10 verses should a Christian commit to memory?

1. Deuteronomy 6:24-25
2. Psalm 1:1-3
3. Psalm 119:11,103-105
4. Proverbs 3:5-6
5. Matthew 6:33-34
6. Matthew 7:12,21
7. Matthew 16:24
8. Philippians 4:8,13
9. Colossians 3:1-4
10. Colossians 4:5-6

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