Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14–15, ESV) I share a verse of the week every Sunday. Use this verse to meditate, pray, and ponder for the next seven days. Memorize it! Let the Scriptures transform your mind and heart. See how the Word of God makes all the difference. … [Read More...]
And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” (Jonah 4:10–11, ESV) The people of Nineveh had repented and been restored. Jonah’s mission was a resounding success. But Jonah was not happy. In fact, it says he was angry. Why? Nineveh was the capital of Assyria. This was a nation that was seen as a threat and an enemy to … [Read More...]
“Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.” (Jonah 3:4–5, ESV) God redirects Jonah back to his calling and Jonah goes into the city of Nineveh. Jonah’s message is simple. It is only 8 words. “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.” The response is unexpected. The people of Nineveh believed God! They are moved to repentance. They put on sackcloth and fast. They were … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.