War, politics, lies, betrayal, the murdering of innocents, our young men and women in uniform dying on a battle field via men of power; takeovers of nations, riots and lawlessness, sin abounding, the church asleep or complacent for the most part; the gospel diluted, and do we even notice? Through all that is going on … Continue reading For Our Nation
With my Whole Heart Psalms 119:145-146 ESV “With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies.” My heart is my inner self, my mind, my will, my soul, and the core or the essence of who I … Continue reading They Persecute with Evil Purpose
My Soul Keeps Them Psalms 119:129-131 ESV “Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.” Some people have this idea that under the New Covenant we don’t have to … Continue reading Do we Long to Obey our Lord?
The Gospel of Jesus Christ Romans 1:16-17 ESV “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, … Continue reading The Righteous Live by Faith
Revelation 13:15-18 ESV “And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both … Continue reading This Calls for Wisdom
The Gospel Simplified Luke 9:23 ESV “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me’.” If someone would ask you to tell the gospel message in one verse or in one sentence, to me, this would be it, for it … Continue reading Are We Ashamed of Jesus Christ?
1 Samuel 16:7 ESV “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart’.” The truth behind these words goes … Continue reading We Just Have to Trust Him
Lacking in Wisdom? James 1:5-8 ESV “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed … Continue reading Ask in Faith, No Doubting!
James 1:22-24 ESV “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets … Continue reading Your Face in a Mirror
To the Church of God 1 Corinthians 1:2-3 ESV “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: “Grace to you and peace … Continue reading He Sustains us to The End
The Double-Minded Psalms 119:113 ESV “I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.” The Double-minded are those who are trying to go left and to go right at the same time. They are trying to be righteous while at the same time they are living in deliberate, habitual, and premeditated sin against God. They … Continue reading He is Our Hiding Place