How To Be A Farmer of Spiritual Fruit

From Elder, Jeff Lane. Spring is here and for many, that means garden and lawn cultivation. Even those who lack a green thumb—like myself—can appreciate a well maintained back yard or the fresh flavors and smells of produce at a farmer’s market. Gardeners and farmers...

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“That’s mine…”

Acts 20:32-35   “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. You yourselves know that these hands of mine have...

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How long is forever?

Psalm 136:1-3  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.   Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.   Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever. . . ....

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Can I have that?

Luke 12:13-15  Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?”  Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed;...

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What’d you say?

James 3:7-9  For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse...

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Perspective is everything…

2 Corinthians 4:14-18  We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God...

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Your mama is so…

Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you....

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Should I stay or should I go?

Philippians 1:20-25  For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for...

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Why’d I do that?

1 Corinthians 10:13  The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. Today’s...

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A pretty day

Miriam recently bought a new water bottle from Target. It’s interesting how many different kinds of water bottles there are. Water bottle technology has really boomed since the introduction of the indestructible Nalgene bottles that started to pop up when I was in...

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