For Our Nation

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

Living to Please God in All Things

Romans 15:1-2 ESV “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up." So far if you are not, please be in the habit of checking out the context of Bible … Continue reading Living to Please God in All Things

Rightly Handling the Word of Truth

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” First of all, we must be approved by God, and thus we must read the Scriptures which tell us what meets God’s approval and what … Continue reading Rightly Handling the Word of Truth

Suffering as a Good Soldier of Christ

2 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” Being Strengthened by the Grace All of us who are in Christ … Continue reading Suffering as a Good Soldier of Christ

Are You Concerned?

Are you concerned about what is going on in the world? And in your nation? And within the gatherings of the church? Does it concern you that babies are being murdered and that nations are fighting against other nations and that thieves and liars abound both in the government and in the media, as well … Continue reading Are You Concerned?

We Were Called to Freedom

Galatians 5:13-15 ESV “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that … Continue reading We Were Called to Freedom

By Smooth Talk and Flattery They Deceive

Romans 16:17-20 ESV “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the … Continue reading By Smooth Talk and Flattery They Deceive

Doing Evil Deeds: Past or Present?

Colossians 1:21-23 ESV “And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the … Continue reading Doing Evil Deeds: Past or Present?

Encouragement for the Body of Christ

Colossians 1:1-6 ESV “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before … Continue reading Encouragement for the Body of Christ

Bearing Witness About the Light

John 1:1-5 ESV “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of … Continue reading Bearing Witness About the Light

Do Not Follow Strangers

John 10:1-5 ESV “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his … Continue reading Do Not Follow Strangers