Posts by Pastor Mark (Page 2)

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…

Are you looking for a better year?

Romans 6:13–14 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under…

Pursuing a Heart of Wisdom

Psalm 90:1–6, 12 “1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” 4 For a thousand…

Which one are you?

Isaiah 66:3–4 3 “He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s neck; he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig’s blood; he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol. These have…