Why did the cowboy buy a dachshund? He wanted to get a long little doggy.
2 Corinthians 2:14-16 (MSG) - In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life.
2 Timothy 2:2 - And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
Colossians 4:6 (MSG) – Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.
Matthew 5:16 (NAS) - "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Romans 12:7-8 (VOICE) - If service is your gift, then serve well. If teaching is your gift, then teach well. If you have been given a voice of encouragement, then use it often. If giving is your gift, then be generous. If leading, then be eager to get started. If sharing God’s mercy, then be cheerful in sharing it.
Romans 12:16 (VOICE) - Work toward unity, and live in harmony with one another. Avoid thinking you are better than others or wiser than the rest; instead, embrace common people and ordinary tasks.
Hebrews 13:7-8 (MSG) - Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all. For Jesus doesn’t change—yesterday, today, tomorrow, he’s always totally himself.