Sunday Solitude

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

Be like Jesus. Get alone with your Heavenly Father right now and pray.

Here’s today’s prayer suggestion — one the world certainly needs right now. Pray through it with all your heart, soul and mind.

Tongue Trouble

Q: Pound for pound, what’s the most powerful muscle in the human body?

A: The tongue.

I once lost a Trivial Pursuit game because of that question. I even did a little Google research afterward to make sure I hadn’t been cheated out of a win. (I found it on Wikipedia so it must be true.)

But I was surprised by something else my search revealed. Up popped a slew of Bible-y warnings about the power of that seemingly innocuous pink flap of flesh.

Top 10 Countdown: #1

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Drum roll, please. Here’s the absolute #1 most popular Bible verse in the history of the universe.

You learned it in Sunday School. You’ve seen it on banners at sporting events. Maybe you’ve even got it tattooed on your biceps.

Top 10 Countdown: #2

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #2:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

Many of God’s biggest mysteries are packed into this beautiful little verse. Let’s try and unpack ’em a bit.

Top 10 Countdown: #3

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #3,  straight from the mouth of Jesus:

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

Top 10 Countdown: #4

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #4:

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20a)

Top 10 Countdown: #5

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #5:

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
(Romans 3:23)

Everybody sins and falls short of God’s glory. You. Me. EVERYBODY.