Missions

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Disciples, Deacons, and Decisions

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Acts 6:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Choosing of the Seven 6 Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. 2 So the twelve summoned the congregation of […]

The Purpose of Your Life

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John 15:12-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Disciples’ Relation to Each Other 12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No […]

The Power of God’s Word

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Acts 27:21-44– New King James Version (NKJV) 21 But after long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss. 22 And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no […]

Three Signs of Spiritual Sickness

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Jonah 4 – New American Standard Bible (NASB) Jonah’s Displeasure Rebuked 4 But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I […]

How Does God Become Our Father

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Jonah 3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Nineveh Repents 3 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the […]

The Chastisement of God

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Jonah 1:17-2:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 17 And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights. Jonah’s Prayer 2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish, 2 and he said, “I called out […]

God Calls Us To Be A Part Of His Mission

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Jonah 1:1-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Jonah’s Disobedience 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” 3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. […]

God Calls Us To Be On Mission

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Matthew 28:16-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Great Commission 16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on […]

Be a Living Stone

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1 Peter 2:4-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) As Living Stones 4 And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up […]

God Calls Us To Be His Messengers

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Acts 16:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 14 A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.