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

Faith Apart from Works is Dead

James 2:14-17 ESV “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them … Continue reading Faith Apart from Works is Dead

Your High Places for Sin

Jeremiah 17:1-4 ESV “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars, while their children remember their altars and their Asherim, beside every green tree and on the high hills, on the … Continue reading Your High Places for Sin

Love the Light and Hate the Darkness

John 3:19-21 ESV “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what … Continue reading Love the Light and Hate the Darkness

Never be Wise in Your own Sight

Romans 12:14-21 ESV “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought … Continue reading Never be Wise in Your own Sight

Don’t Put Christ to the Test

1 Corinthians 10:1-5 ESV “For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. … Continue reading Don’t Put Christ to the Test

Your Partnership in the Gospel

Philippians 1:3-6 ESV “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you … Continue reading Your Partnership in the Gospel

As is Proper Among Saints

Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” When we believe in Jesus to be Lord and Savior of our lives, we put off our old self, which belongs to our … Continue reading As is Proper Among Saints

The Cravings of the Flesh

Isaiah 55:1 ESV “Come, everyone who thirsts…” What do You Thirst for? What does it mean to thirst, in this context? It means “desire, longing, hunger, craving, yearning, appetite, wanting, aching, and pining.” This word “thirst” can be referring to the lusts of the flesh or the desires of the Spirit. It is whatever we … Continue reading The Cravings of the Flesh