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. Trials of Various Kinds Are you going through a trial right … Continue reading Knowing and Doing
John 15:1-6 ESV “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. … Continue reading Unless We Abide
Philippians 2:1-4 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. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility … Continue reading Obedient to Death
Matthew 4:1-11 ESV Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But … Continue reading Led by the Spirit
The Holy City today is the church, the body of Christ, the saints of Almighty God. We are the Jerusalem which is from above. Physical Jerusalem is no longer the Holy City, for it is of Hagar, because her children are still in slavery to sin, i.e. because of their rejection of Jesus Christ. We … Continue reading Harmful Alliances
Bringing it to Completion Philippians 1:3-6 ESV I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a … Continue reading I Appreciate You!
God’s Plan and Purpose Ephesians 3:7-13 ESV Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable … Continue reading Far More Abundantly