Saturday, August 16, 2014

Take the children to Jesus

Matthew 19:14
"But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

"At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children."
(Matthew 11:25)

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Woman

Revelation 12:1
"And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars."

"Elizabeth exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!  And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" ( Luke 1:42-43)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Great the Debt and Greater the Mercy

Matthew 18:26
"The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all."
(Matthew 18:26 KJV)

"Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.  And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’"
(Matthew 18:32-33)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Power of Prayer of Agreement

Matthew 18:19-20

"Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

If, then, God already knows our needs, why do we pray to Him?
“God does not want our wishes to be made know to Himself, since He cannot be ignorant of them; but He wants our desire to be exercised in prayer, thus enabling  us to grasp what He is preparing to give. That is something very great indeed; but we are small and limited vessels for the receiving of it”
(St Augustine)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

More precious than gold and silver

Ezekiel 3:3-4

"And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.
And he said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with my words to them."

"How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (Psalm 119: 103)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Called to Glory through the Cross

Matthew 17:22-23

"As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men,  and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.” And they were greatly distressed."

"He called you to salvation when we told you the Good News; now you can share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."
(2 Thessalonians 2:14 NLT)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Bread of life

John 6:51

"I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

"Praise the Lord,  Jerusalem; Jesus feeds you with the finest wheat." (Psalm 147: 12. 14)