VERSE OF THE DAY

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Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

 

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Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

 

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New King James Version

 

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.

 

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English Standard Version

 

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

 

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Read all of Romans 15

 

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV® Text Edition: 2016) Copyright ©2016 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

 

 

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New King James Version

 

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.

 

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Read all of Romans 15

 

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A Tale of Two Homes

NIGHT LIKE FOR COUPLES

“If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Mark 3:25

Suppose that you’re seven years old. You arrive home from school, and your mother welcomes you with a smile and a snack. Later your father comes home. Mom and Dad greet each other with a kiss and loving words. Dad gives you a warm hug. That night, after you finish your homework, the three of you enjoy a family game. Finally, you say your prayers and fall asleep.

Now put yourself in another seven‐year‐old’s place. You come home from school to a mother who, when she’s home at all, is on the phone or watching television. You eat a bag of candy by yourself. Later your father returns. Mom complains about the unfinished garage project. Dad replies angrily and walks past you to the kitchen. You watch television all evening, then crawl into bed and fall asleep listening to your parents argue.

One home is safe and nurturing; the other lonely and contentious. Too often, children grow up in homes like the latter—or worse. So ask yourself: Which scenario best describes your family? Further, how would you describe the mood of your household? Divided or united? Amiable or argumentative? Supportive or sarcastic? Every day, the story of your home is etching itself into the spirit and memory of your children.

Just between us…

  • How does the way we were brought up affect the mood in our household today?
  • How do you think our children would describe our home?
  • How can we make sure our home is a positive environment?

Loving Lord, we know that our relationship sets the tone for our children’s growing-up experience. Help us make our marriage the starting point of a good home and of a happy, Christ-honoring childhood for our kids. Amen.

  • From Night Light For Couples, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
    Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.

Hold on to Faith

NIGHT LIKE FOR PARENTS

“We must go through many hardships to enter

the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22

We talked last night about several benefits to facing adversity. One, however, rises above the rest: Trials strengthen our faith and bring us closer to the Lord.

A steadfast faith ranks at the top of God’s system of priorities. Without it, He says, it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6). I (jcd) am reminded of a woman named Marian Benedict Manwell, whose brain was damaged permanently by a broken spring that penetrated her head as a baby. She was crippled for life. Other kids taunted her and mocked her deformity. When Marian was ten, her mother died of cancer. Despite—or more likely because of—these difficulties, Marian developed a deep faith in Christ. She eventually married a wonderful Christian husband and was blessed with eight children, all of whom grew up serving the Lord.

I’m not suggesting it’s easy to welcome misfortune into your life. I grieve for those who are confronting the loss of a loved one or some other terrible situation tonight. I can only say that it is God’s will for us to be thankful in all circumstances and that He understands our pain: “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh” (Luke 6:21). Hold on to your faith, teach your children to do the same, and He will sustain you and your family.

Before you say good night…

Is your faith strong enough to endure adversity?

Are your children developing an unshakable dependence on God?

Lord, how can we teach faith to our children if we don’t show it when troubles or hardships crash into our world? Help us to cling to You every day—with all our hearts—so that our kids will learn what it means to grow in faith. Amen.

  • From Night Light For Parents, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
    Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.

Somebody Loves You – May 23, 2020

SATURDAY May 23, 2020

Impenitent Hearts

But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who “will render to each one according to his deeds”….
Romans 2:5-6

Wow! These are extraordinary words. Paul warned that sinful people without true repentance would become the object of God’s terrible wrath! This warning applies, not only to mockers and nonbelievers, but it also applies to people who have listened to the teaching of God’s Word and read the Scriptures, but they do not obey them. If a person continues to live a life of sin and reject God’s grace and mercy, they can expect God’s judgment to come.

Paul warned people about the seriousness of living a genuine Christian life. They could not be a Christian in name only. If there was no true change, no true transformation, then they were in deep trouble! I ask people in the congregation, “Is there evidence of your Christianity?”

Some people live foolishly; while in sin, they think, since they have not been judged yet, they have gotten away with their sin––judgment is not going to happen. Yet one day judgment will come. God will not be mocked. He will judge now or later. No one gets away with their sin. Take Paul’s warning seriously! God hates sin, and He will judge sin. Yet God is so patient and kind. God gives people opportunity after opportunity to repent:

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

Do not take advantage of the grace of God because there is a day of judgment coming.

To say that we are sorry for our sins is mere hypocrisy, unless we show that we are really sorry for them, by giving them up. Doing is the very life of repentance.
~J.C. Ryle~

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