Children and Parents
1 Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord,a for this is the right thing to do. 2 “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: 3 If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”b
Father, give …
Living in the Light
1 Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. 2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved usa and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
Father, it sounds so simple: imitate You in everything I do. And as I read Your Word I know …
Unity in the Body
1 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.
Holy Spirit, this seems so impossible. I am such a sinner. I don’t know what my calling is, and I’m not sure I want to know. Don’t be too kind Lord. It is time to kick me into …
God’s Mysterious Plan Revealed
1 When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you Gentiles[a] . . . 2 assuming, by the way, that you know God gave me the special responsibility of extending his grace to you Gentiles. 3 As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me. 4 As you read …
Made Alive with Christ
1 Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. 2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. 3 All of us used to live …
Greetings from Paul
1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus.
Jesus, why choose me Lord? I know You didn’t choose me as an apostle, but why choose me at all? I should be so lost right now. What is going on? Why did You choose Paul? I know You can choose whomever You wish. Help me …