Romans 16:18. Paul warns his readers to watch out for divisive influences both within and without the church.
2 Samuel 15. Absalom shows his true nature and overthrows his father’s kingdom.
2 Corinthians 2:6. Discipline is to be restorative rather than retributive.
2 Samuel 14. David continues to experience the fallout of his sin with Bathsheba, and there are troubling signs in his relationships with Absalom.
Luke 1:46-49. Mary’s song gives an example of submission to God’s plan producing joy.
Psalm 100. Psalm 100 shows believers not only how to rejoice, but also why they can rejoice.
John 10:14-15. Jesus shows that he is the fullest example of the shepherd in Psalm 23.
Psalm 23. David’s psalm points believers to the shepherd’s care, the shepherd’s guidance, and the shepherd’s grace.
Luke 15:17-21. Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son gives believers a pattern of what repentance looks like.
Psalm 32. David’s Psalm of repentance gives believers significant insight into how they should think of repentance themselves.
Ephesians 1:4. Before he formed the world, God chose us in Christ as a people for himself.
In times of difficulty, we must cry out to the Lord, acknowledge the trial and return to hope.
Romans 8:32. God gave us Jesus. Can we lack anything else?
Proverbs 3:5-8. Wisdom comes from the Lord.
Galatians 6:8-9. Paul teaches the principle of sowing and reaping.
2 Samuel 13. The disastrous story of Amnon and Tamar is the beginning of God’s judgment on David’s house.
1 John 1:8-9. Believers do not have to be afraid of admitting their sin. In fact, that is precisely what they are called to do.