Bible Verse for January

1 TIMOTHY 2:1-3 “I urge, then first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving  be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.”

Charlie Brown Defines Love

Lucy said to Charlie Brown, “You know what I don’t understand? I don’t understand love!”

Charlie Brown responded, “Who does?”

Lucy said, “Explain love to me, Charlie Brown.”

Said Charlie: “You can’t explain love. I can recommend a book or a poem or a painting, but I can’t explain love.”

Lucy: “Well, try, Charlie Brown, try.”

Charlie tried. “Well, let’s say I see this beautiful, cute little girl walk by.”

Lucy interrupted, “Why does she have to be cute? Huh? Why can’t someone fall in love with someone with freckles and a big nose? Explain that!”

Charlie: “Well, maybe you are right. Let’s just say I see this girl walk by with this great big nose.”

Lucy: “I didn’t say GREAT BIG NOSE!”

Charlie: “You not only can’t explain love, you can’t even talk about it.”

Let’s talk about it. The ancient Greeks had three distinct words for love, meaning sensual love, friendship love, and sacrificial love. God has one word for love: the sacrificial kind. The most famous verse in the Bible begins, “God so loved.” God loves with a sacrificial love that cost him his son. He loves us all, including those of us with a big nose.

Bible Verse for December

ISAIAH 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Bible Verse for November

PHILIPPIANS 3:20 “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Bible Verse for October

PSALM 33:1 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”

Bible Verse for September

HABAKKUK 1:5-6 “Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am doing something in your day that you would not believe, even if you were told.”

Bible Verse for August

EXODUS 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”

Bible Verse for July

ACTS 5:29 “But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than man.'”

Bible Verse for June

PHILIPPIANS 3:20 “Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Bible Verse for May

ROMANS 13:1 “Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s

order. So live responsibly as a citizen.”