Posts by Pastor Mark (Page 2)

Hold Your Tongue

Proverbs 26:22 “The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.” We’ve all heard the statement, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This is a phrase often quoted to children to help them deal with verbal insults from…

The Power is God’s and the Glory is God’s

4Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 5Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God,6who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but…

“Do you believe this?”

John 11:25–26 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” Death is a reality we all face since the defiance of Adam and Eve…

Is it examination time?

Titus 2:11–14 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,…

The Folly of Favoritism

Proverbs 24:23–25 23 These also are sayings of the wise. Partiality in judging is not good. 24 Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations, 25 but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them. We all…

Being Changed Within and Without

Psalm 141:3–4 3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! 4 Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies! Yes, there are environments where…

You look good, but are you good?

Luke 6:46–49 46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on…

Calm down and trust God!

Proverbs 16:32 “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” We’ve all displayed outbursts of anger and seething resentment in many ways. If someone goes on the attack, our defensive reaction is to match fury with fury. Why? Because they started…

Think About This A Bit

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Sometimes it is shocking to realize how…

You’re going to need a light!

Psalm 119 is a song with verses that declare the importance of God’s word as a treasure trove of wisdom and guidance in life. The word of God makes known the majesty and power of God who reveals His character and promises to His people so that they might find His truth and faithfulness a…