David Dorantes

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. (ESV) It was so much fun to make paper airplanes as a child. When I learned to do paper airplanes, I would make an airplane of any paper […]

Say NO to the World

Titus 2:12 (Grace) teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. (NIV) I can relate to what Titus says about earthly desires. We want what we want immediately. But when you have...

Grace Is Teaching Us

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age. (NASB) In these verses, Paul is teaching Titus what to do as he works...

I Can’t Swim

Matthew 14:30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (NASB) The story we find in...

Temptation

Matthew 26: 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (NASB) What is your temptation? Why is it so hard to keep it under control? When we decided to give our life for the Lord, we had the best...

Sin Confuses Us

Proverbs 26:4-5 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will also be like him. 5 Answer a fool as his folly deserves, that he not be wise in his own eyes. (NASB) When the serpent talked to Eve in Genesis, the serpent was crafty and knew how to twist what...

Sin And The Virus

Genesis 4:7-8 If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” 8 Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain...

Sin

Genesis 3:4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. (NIV) How does sin get started? The first thing it does is to find opposition to God’s commands. Satan wasted no time to divide a beautiful relationship between God and man. God spoke directly to...

Defining What We Do

Genesis 9:6 “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind. (NIV) Prejudice: an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics;...

Sukkot

Leviticus 23, Numbers 29 and Deuteronomy 16. Deuteronomy 16:13-17 ; Zechariah 2:10,11 Sukkot is the word for the feast where the Jews celebrate the feast of booths, or feast of tabernacles. According to the prophecy in Zechariah, many from all the nations will gather...

Follow God More Everyday

Zechariah 8: 16 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; 17 do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the Lord. (NIV) Is it possible to...

God Will Take Care Of You

Romans 15: 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. (NIV) Why do we need to study what happened in the past? Is it important? Is...

Getting Your Attention

Hebrews 1:1 ; 4:12; Isaiah 53:11 When you bring to memory all the things that God did to get the attention of His people, what story comes to mind? For me, the story of Moses and the burning bush comes to mind first. Since I heard this story for the first time when I...

Sleep Study

Matthew 11: 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (ESV) In a...

Two Questions

Habakkuk 2:4 “Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith. Romans 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”...

No New News, The Lord Is My Strength

The oracle which Habakkuk the prophet saw. 2 How long, O Lord, will I call for help, and You will not hear? I cry out to You, “Violence!” Yet You do not save. 3 Why do You make me see iniquity, and cause me to look on wickedness? Yes, destruction and violence are...

Stand up for Jesus

Joshua 1: 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (NIV) “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where...

The Difference

1 John 2: 28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming. 29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him. (NIV) We need a lot of...

Find A Way, Not An Excuse

1 Corinthians 10:11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except...

Don’t Criticize

Romans 14: 11 It is written:“ ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’ ” 12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another....

A Father’s Advice

1 Peter 3: 7 You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered. 8 To sum up, all of you be...

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