Archive for ‘Bible verses’

March 30, 2018

“John 3:16 — true story.”




I was leaving the drop-in after movie night when a 40-ish black man stopped me on a street corner. “I want that!” he said, pointing to my shirt. “You should give it to me.”

The words on the shirt said simply, “John 3:16 — true story.” I cracked a joke and resumed my walk. “No!” he insisted. “I really do want to talk to you.” He explained that he knew me and what I do, knew that I change lives and wanted that.

He then dropped a familiar name, a former client who had gotten sober, come to Jesus and turned his life around. “I want what he has,” he said. Of course, I told him that it was Jesus who had changed the client’s life and is responsible for anything that I ever accomplish.

He asked me to mentor him. As a first step, I asked him to find a church to worship in regularly and a Bible study to attend regularly. I cautioned him not to fall into the “fixer trap” – to attend not as a homeless man but as just another sinner seeking to find out how better to follow Jesus.

We prayed together on that street corner, asking Jesus to encourage him and to help his wife, who he told me is entangled deeply in denial and addiction.

I’ll be praying for this man and I am keeping in my heart the fact that people are always watching and we may never know who or when the spirit effects people through our actions.

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September 20, 2015

When We Speak


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July 26, 2015

Please Remember


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May 5, 2015

Are You Troubled?


2 Corinthians 5:12-15

12 We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

English Standard Version (ESV)

Darrell Cresswell

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March 3, 2015

Let God Handle It


“We have a saying in Texas, “ain’t no hill for a stepper”. The crux of the saying, is that there is no problem or mountain big enough that can’t be conquered by an overcomer. The key to overcoming or removing the obstacle in your life is letting God be your Victor. God calls us to be overcomers, and He Himself assumes the duty of removing hindrances and obstacles enabling our success.”

 – Darrell Criswell



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October 26, 2014

Thy Word Answers


Bible trivia answers from last week:

1. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
Psalms 119:105 King James version

2. “For GOD did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,  
but in order that the world might be saved through him.
John 3:17 English Standard Version (ESV)

Today’s Bible verse:

Hebrews 10:23
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, 
for he who promised is faithful.”

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October 19, 2014

Thy Word


Bible trivia answers from last week:

1. Psalms is the longest book in The Bible containing 150 psalms.

2. The book, 3 John, is the shortest book in The Bible.

Today’s Bible trivia questions:

1. Thy word is a ____?_____ unto my feet and a light unto my path.

2. For GOD did not send his Son into the world to ___?____ the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

The answers will appear next week.

Today’s Bible verse:

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, 
that he gave his only Son, 
that whoever believes in him should not perish 
but have eternal life.”

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October 12, 2014

Longest Book and Shortest Book


Bible trivia answers from last week:

1. John 11:35 in The Bible has the shortest Bible verse.

“Jesus wept.”

2. Esther 8:9 in The Bible has the longest Bible verse with 90 words.

 

Today’s Bible trivia questions:

1. What is the longest book in The Bible?

2. What is the shortest book in The Bible?

The answers will appear next week.

Today’s Bible verse:

Philippians 4:13
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

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October 5, 2014

Shortest Verse and Longest Verse


Bible trivia answers from last week:

1. Malachi is the name of the last book in the Old Testament?
2. Matthew is the name of the first book in the New Testament?

 

Today’s Bible trivia questions:

1. Which book in The Bible has the shortest Bible verse?

2. Which book in The Bible has the longest Bible verse?

The answers will appear next week.

Today’s Bible verse:

Proverbs 18:10
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”

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September 28, 2014

Last Book And First Book


Today’s Bible trivia questions:

1. What is the name of the last book in the Old Testament?
2. What is the name of the first book in the New Testament?

 
The answers will appear next week.

Today’s Bible verses:

Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, 
and do not lean on your own understanding. 
6  In all your ways  acknowledge him,  
and he will make straight your paths.”

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