Ephesians 4:17-19 NIV “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the … Continue reading What Were You Taught?
Ephesians 4:1-3 NIV “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Prisoners for the … Continue reading Unity of The Spirit
Summary of Matthew 7 We are not to judge other Christians hypocritically. We are not to try to take a small or a singular sin or fault out of someone else’s life and/or condemn him/her for such while we knowingly, habitually, and deliberately are engaged in all manner of evil, while claiming that God’s grace … Continue reading On the Rock or On the Sand?
Matthew 7:13-14 NIV “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” What is this “narrow gate”? “Therefore Jesus said again, … Continue reading Where Do These Paths Take Us?
Ephesians 1:3-4 NIV “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” The “us” being spoken of here … Continue reading According to His Pleasure and Will
Galatians 6:1 NIV “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently.” Caught in Sin This is speaking of a fellow Christian being caught in (discovered, seen committing) a sin, and/or it is speaking of him/her being overtaken (hit, overwhelmed, conquered) by a … Continue reading Testing Our Own Actions
Slow to Become Angry James 1:19-20 NIV “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” I used to be on Facebook, a social network on the internet. I got … Continue reading Stop the Bickering!
James 1:2-4 NIV “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Suffering, especially when it first comes upon us, is not … Continue reading The Days are Short
Matthew 7:15-20 NIV “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree … Continue reading Their god is Their Stomach
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