poor

Among You

Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. She did this in preparation for my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” (John 12:7-8) Read: Jeremiah 32:1 – 33:26, Ezekiel 26:1-14 Relate: You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me. It was in a…

Jesus unites

Jesus Unites

He did not say this on his own; as high priest at that time he was led to prophesy that Jesus would die for the entire nation. And not only for that nation, but to bring together and unite all the children of God scattered around the world. (John 11:51-52) Read: Ezekiel 17:1 – 19:14 Relate: Every…

One for Many

One For Many

Caiaphas, who was high priest at that time, said, “You don’t know what you’re talking about! You don’t realize that it’s better for you that one man should die for the people than for the whole nation to be destroyed.” (John 11:49-50) Read: Ezekiel 14:1 – 16:63 Relate: Which is more important, the individual or the group? Would…

in the bank

In The Bank

If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord — and he will repay you! (Proverbs 19:17) Read: 1 Chronicles 26:12 – 27:34, Romans 4:13 – 5:5, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 19:17 Relate: Do you ever use Urban Dictionary? Have you ever even heard of it? Basically, it’s a more laid back wikipedia. It is a type dictionary where people volunteer…

how much does is cost

How Much Does It Cost?

But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it for the full price. I will not take what is yours and give it to the Lord. I will not present burnt offerings that have cost me nothing!” (1 Chronicles 21:24) Read: 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:25-3:8, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12 Relate: Right now I have twenty…

carrot and stick

The Carrot And The Stick

If I want others to be motivated through kindness and encouragement, why not do the same thing to others? What about you, are you more likely to be motivated by the carrot or the stick?