Instructions in Christian Living

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV “We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.” Now this is not speaking of all men (or women) who call themselves … Continue reading Instructions in Christian Living

Speak the Words of Life

The Day of Pentecost was past, the church (the body of Christ) was growing in numbers, and the apostles were preaching the gospel and healing the sick and afflicted in the name of Jesus Christ. But they were also facing much opposition from the same people who opposed Jesus Christ. Rulers in the temple arrested … Continue reading Speak the Words of Life

The Lord Hears our Cries

James 5:1-6 ESV “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the … Continue reading The Lord Hears our Cries

Keep Awake and Be Sober

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 ESV “Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will … Continue reading Keep Awake and Be Sober

Don’t Give in to Fear!

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!

Their End is Destruction

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

By the Mercies of 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

Be Fervent in Serving the Lord

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