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Before the Throne

VERSE 1 Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea A great High Priest whose name is love Who ever lives and pleads for me My name is graven on His hands My name is written on His heart I know that while in heav’n He stands No tongue can…

Romans 12:1

Number 13: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Top Bible Gateway verses countdown

John Piper – What is Idolatry?

In our circles, Pastor John, we hear a lot about idols. So what is an idol? Why are they dangerous? And what does an idol look like in today’s world? Maybe the best way to get at this instead of trying to reach out to the whole Bible and pull all the pieces together —…

1 Corinthians 10

New International Version (NIV) Warnings From Israel’s History 10 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3…

John 10:10

Number 14: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Top Bible Gateway verses countdown


An idol is anything we treasure and prioritize more than God, and ends up replacing God. Those who have idols, yet have an outward appearance of seeking God won’t find Him. If you have any idols and still externally seek God, He won’t be found by you.   Idolatry

Jesus plus nothing

Look to Jesus for your complete salvation. Nothing else. Your attitude when you don’t get your desires says a lot about who or what you truly worship. The ability to forgo EVERYTHING for Christ is central to our Christian walk, even if this self-denial literally kills us. May God rid us of our idols. Idolatry

Meaning of avoiding the appearance of evil

What does it mean not to give the appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22)? Question: “What does it mean not to give the appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22)?” Answer: Many Christians assume that to “abstain from all appearance of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:22, KJV) is to avoid any behavior anyone might perceive as being…

Earth has nothing I desire besides You

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. But as for me, it…

Acts 18:10

Number 15: For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” Top Bible Gateway verses countdown

1 Corinthians 6 – Flee sexual immorality

Sexual Immorality 12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for…

Think about Jesus more than ANR

The believer’s priority If this blog makes you stumble or in any way distracts you from Jesus Christ, stop visiting until you re-focus on the only One that deserves your obsession. Please spend more time reading your Bible than this blog. The point of my site is Christ, not ANR. Please forgive me if I’ve…

Steven’s ANR comment

“If God didn’t intend for it to be for married couples also, then I don’t think he would have designed to two systems to be separate. Remember he designed the male and female bodies and systems as easily as you and I breath. As easily as we tie our shoes. He could have just as…

Acts 18:9

Number 16: One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. Top Bible Gateway verses countdown

Galatians 2:20

Number 18: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Top Bible Gateway verses countdown

The chief end of man

Q: What is the chief end of man? A: To glorify God and enjoy Him forever. — The Westminster Shorter Catechism John Piper suggests this would be more correct as “To glorify God by enjoying him forever.”[1] So if God says “nipples of her they shall satiate you in every of season,” then let nipples…

Philippians 4:8

Number 24: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Top Bible Gateway verses countdown

Grateful, nurturing women

“After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the…