Philippians 3:2-4 NIV “Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and take pride in Christ Jesus, and put no confidence in the flesh, although I myself could boast as having confidence even in the flesh.” … Continue reading Beware of the Dogs
Philippians 3:17 NIV “Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.” Be wise. Be discerning about whose examples you follow. Compare to Scripture and to the life of Christ. Compare to the life of the … Continue reading Enemies of the Cross of Christ
1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 NIV “As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the … Continue reading Live to Please God
Summary Ephesians 4:1-24 We, as followers of Jesus Christ, are to live lives which are worthy of our calling which we have received in Christ Jesus, our Lord. And that calling is to holiness, godliness, purity, and righteousness, in the power of God. We are also called to works of service in Christ Jesus which … Continue reading Don’t Give the Devil a Foothold
James 1:5-8 NIV “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the … Continue reading Don’t Blame God
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