Determine to Disciple at Home

Deuteronomy 6:2, 4-9 New Living Translation (NLT) 2 and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the Lord your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life. 4 “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.[a] 5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, […]

Discern Your Gifts

1 Corinthians 12 New Living Translation (NLT) Spiritual Gifts 12 Now, dear brothers and sisters,[a] regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this. 2 You know that when you were still pagans, you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols. 3 So I want you to know that no […]

Discover Your Purpose

Ephesians 1:4-5 New Living Translation (NLT) 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it […]

Never Give Up on New Life

Matthew 28:1-10 New Living Translation (NLT) The Resurrection 28 Early on Sunday morning,[a] as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. 2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. 3 His face shone like […]

Never Give Up on God’s Son

Luke 20:9 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Evil Farmers 9 Now Jesus turned to the people again and told them this story: “A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and moved to another country to live for several years. 14 “But when the tenant farmers saw his son, they said to each other, ‘Here […]

Luke 15:25-30 New Living Translation (NLT) 25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the fields working. When he returned home, he heard music and dancing in the house, 26 and he asked one of the servants what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother is back,’ he was told, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf. We are celebrating because of […]

Never Give Up on God’s Love

Psalm 51 For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time Nathan the prophet came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 1 Have mercy on me, O God,     because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion,     blot out the stain of my sins. 2 Wash me clean from my guilt. […]

Never Give Up on Faithfulness

Malachi 3:6-12 New Living Translation (NLT) A Call to Repentance 6 “I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed. 7 Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you,” says […]