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
Malachi 1:6-8 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ … Continue reading Where is His Honor?
Romans 3:21-26 ESV “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of … Continue reading Our Faith in Practice
Luke 9:57-58 ESV “As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’” We don’t know if this someone ever did … Continue reading I Will Follow You, But…
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.’” The modern teaching of today in much of the institutional church, at least here in America, is that we do nothing – no repentance, no obedience, and no … Continue reading Save It or Lose It?
1 Peter 2:18-20 ESV “Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, … Continue reading Dying to the Self-Life
1 Peter 2:11-12 ESV “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of … Continue reading Live as People Who’re Free
James 4:1-3 ESV “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and … Continue reading Passions at War within You
Zechariah 7:4-7 ESV “Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me: ‘Say to all the people of the land and the priests, “When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted? And when you eat and when … Continue reading Faith is More Than Words
Hebrews 3:5-11 ESV “Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. Therefore, as … Continue reading Exhort One Another Every Day
Hebrews 1:1-3 ESV “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory … Continue reading Your Throne, O God, is Forever