Philippians 4:4-7 ESV “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses … Continue reading Don’t Give in to Fear!
Philippians 3:17-21 ESV “Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is … Continue reading Their End is Destruction
1 John 1:5-10 ESV “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in … Continue reading To Confess is to Agree with God
Romans 12:1 ESV “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Is music a part of our worship of God? Certainly, it is! But is it the totality of our worship? Absolutely not! Can … Continue reading By the Mercies of God
John 21:15 “When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ He said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’” Now, these words Jesus spoke to Simon Peter after Peter had denied Jesus … Continue reading Do You Love Me More?
Romans 12:9 ESV “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” What kind of love? The kind of love that comes from God, that is centered in moral preference, which prefers (chooses) what God prefers, which is what is holy, righteous, godly, moral, honest, faithful, upright, kind, and generous, … Continue reading Be Fervent in Serving the Lord
James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Count it All Joy When we pray for God’s intervention in … Continue reading Trials Which Spare us Harm
Matthew 5:10-12 ESV “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they … Continue reading When Others Revile You
Ephesians 2:1-3 ESV “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience — among whom we all once lived in the passions of … Continue reading Saved for Good Works
Hebrews 11:6 ESV “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Faith is not some innocuous (lacking in qualities that stimulate or challenge) belief in God – Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. … Continue reading Choosing Rather to Be