He restores my soul

Our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep. The Chief Shepherd – “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me”…”My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out…

In His love and mercy He redeemed them

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. The love of the Spirit. – The Counsellor, the Holy Spirit – In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them.  In his love and mercy he redeemed them;…

My peace I give to you

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives. The world and its desires pass away… – Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro:  He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will…

Put on the full armour of God

Watch your life and doctrine closely. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.  Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a…

I am the resurrection and the life

“For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.” Our Saviour, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. – “I am the resurrection and the life.” – “Because I live, you also will live.” –…

Whoever serves me must follow me

A servant of Christ Jesus… “You call me “Teacher” and “Lord,” and rightly so, for that is what I am.” – Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.  My Father will honour the one who serves me. – Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,…

Sharing in his sufferings

The fellowship of sharing in his sufferings. It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.  Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not….

Dear friends, let us love one another

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. – For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again…

Our struggle is not against flesh and blood

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. – Since the children have flesh and blood,…

Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say?

Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer. Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? “Father, save me from this hour?” No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.  Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven. “I have glorified…

Love and faithfulness meet together

Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. …A righteous God and a Saviour. – It please the Lord for the sake of his righteousness to make his law great and glorious. – God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. – God presented him…

The arm of the Lord is not too short to save

Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stout-hearted. – “While I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about…