Yet Even Now

Joel 2:1-2 ESV Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains … Continue reading Yet Even Now

Assuming You Have Heard

Ephesians 4:17-24 ESV Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading Assuming You Have Heard

Riverside Peace

Philippians 2:1-2 ESV “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” In Christ Jesus So, for this to work, we have … Continue reading Riverside Peace

Deceived by Empty Talk?

Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Jesus Christ, the second person of our triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, left his throne in heaven, came to earth, … Continue reading Deceived by Empty Talk?

Two Kinds of Wisdom

James 3:13 ESV Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. The book of James does not teach works-based salvation. It is also not opposed to the teachings of Paul, as some would state is the case. The teachings of James and … Continue reading Two Kinds of Wisdom

Abiding in Love

1 John 4:7-12 ESV Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only … Continue reading Abiding in Love

Have This Mind

Philippians 2:5-11 ESV Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Have This Mind