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

Yokes of Slavery

Video Talk Galatians 5:1,7-10 “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” “You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. I have confidence in … Continue reading Yokes of Slavery

Is Time Your Idol?

Galatians 1:1-10 ESV “Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead — and all the brothers who are with me, “To the churches of Galatia: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave … Continue reading Is Time Your Idol?

When the Righteous Cry

Video Talk Psalms 34:15-19 ESV “The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of … Continue reading When the Righteous Cry

Only For the Truth

2 Corinthians 13:5-8 ESV “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. But we pray to God … Continue reading Only For the Truth

These Promises

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” “These promises” are what are spoken of at the end of chapter 6, but as with all of God’s promises, they have conditions which must … Continue reading These Promises

Renouncing Disgraceful and Underhanded Ways

Video Talk 2 Corinthians 4:1-7 ESV “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the … Continue reading Renouncing Disgraceful and Underhanded Ways

The Gifts and The Gifted

1 Corinthians 12:1,4-7,11 ESV “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed… Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. … Continue reading The Gifts and The Gifted

Can’t Mix God with Demons

1 Corinthians 10:14-22 ESV Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because … Continue reading Can’t Mix God with Demons

Misrepresenting Christ and His Gospel

Acts 4:15-17 ESV “But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, saying, ‘What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But in order that it may … Continue reading Misrepresenting Christ and His Gospel

Lift Your Drooping Hands

Hebrews 12 begins with an exhortation to us who profess faith in Jesus Christ to lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, so that we can run with endurance the race God set before us to run. And then it goes on to talk about the struggle against sin and the disciplines … Continue reading Lift Your Drooping Hands