We Reap What We Sow

Galatians 6:7-8 NIV “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” There are many people today calling themselves Christians, or followers of Christ, who … Continue reading We Reap What We Sow

Yeah, I Know, but ‘Yadda, Yadda’

Summary 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 The children of God in the Old Testament, during the time of the exodus from Egypt, when God freed them from their slavery, ended up wandering in the wilderness for some forty years due to the hardness of hearts of the vast majority of them, and because of their disobedience (their … Continue reading Yeah, I Know, but ‘Yadda, Yadda’

Common Sharing in the Spirit

Philippians 2:1-4 NIV “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out … Continue reading Common Sharing in the Spirit

Shine Like the Stars

Philippians 2:14-16 NIV “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to … Continue reading Shine Like the Stars

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Galatians 5:1 NIV “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” When we come to faith in Jesus Christ, what slavery are we being set free from? We are being set free from our slavery to sin. … Continue reading Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Because We Know His Voice

John 10:1-4 NIV “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the … Continue reading Because We Know His Voice

Unless You Fail the Test

Summary 2 Corinthians 1-12 The Corinthian church was riddled with sin, especially sexual immorality, I believe. It was questionable, thus, as to the legitimacy of everyone’s faith. So, Paul encouraged them to be reconciled to God, and he urged them not to receive God’s grace in vain. He also urged them to return to him … Continue reading Unless You Fail the Test

Conditional or Unconditional?

John 8:31-32 NIV “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” There are many people today who are teaching that God’s love for us is unconditional. Is it? It is … Continue reading Conditional or Unconditional?

Our Actions Matching Our Words

When studying the Scriptures, it is critical that we read them in context. For example, the letters (epistles) in the New Testament were originally not written in chapter and verses. Romans, for example, is all one letter. So, we can’t pull some verses out of Romans and build our doctrine around them without comparing them … Continue reading Our Actions Matching Our Words