In the same way that the Lord chose Abraham, Moses, Joshua and Caleb, Gideon, Samson, David, and Esther, He chooses you. I do not know what He wants to do through you, but if you are ready for things you never dreamed of, He will take you and astound you.

via God’s Unlikely Choices Against Insurmountable Odds | The Bible Meditator.

So that we can submit to God’s authority, be holy as he is holy, and fulfill his mission in the world, we have God’s power to give us all the strength necessary.

So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for his sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel.
2 Timothy 1.8 NET Continue reading

Religion turned into market, appealing to the lowest passions. People look for churches that allow them to continue in sin or that feed their greed. These churches are not of God and do not lead to salvation.

And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) — when you believed in Christ — you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 1.13 NET Continue reading

What vehicle will take us to God? This is the great question for humanity. In order to be accepted by God, dependence upon works, such as those practiced through the law of Moses, is incapable of winning us his approval.

For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.
Galatians 3.21b NET Continue reading

We already know the truth, “You must not follow a crowd in doing evil things” Exodus 23.2 NET. We may not yet be as aware of the power of a crowd to sidetrack us from our mission.

The next morning Jesus departed and went to a deserted place. Yet the crowds were seeking him, and they came to him and tried to keep him from leaving them.
Luke 4.42 NET Continue reading

The Good News has unlimited power to transform. God forgives, causes to be born again, transfers from one moment to the next from the kingdom of darkness to his kingdom of light. In the same way that Jesus’ cures were instantaneous, God’s spiritual action is immediate.

Jesus went throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of disease and sickness among the people. So a report about him spread throughout Syria. People brought to him all who suffered with various illnesses and afflictions, those who had seizures, paralytics, and those possessed by demons, and he healed them.
Matthew 4.23-24 NET Continue reading

Saul didn’t wait for years after his conversion before he started teaching others about Christ. Converted in Damascus through a word from Ananias, he went straight to the synagogues there and did what every Christian ought to do.

And immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “This man is the Son of God.”
Acts 9.20 NET Continue reading