Faith Working through Love

Only Faith Through Love Galatians 5:2-6 ESV “Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by … Continue reading Faith Working through Love

Those Who Belong to Christ

For Freedom Galatians 5:1, 13-15 ESV “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law … Continue reading Those Who Belong to Christ

Would You Love Him?

If You Abide John 8:31-33 ESV So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. … Continue reading Would You Love Him?

Can Faith Be Seen?

This writing is a response to these questions: Have you ever said, “That man (or that woman) is a person of faith”? If so, what did you mean by that? How would you define or describe a person of faith? What did or does that look like to you? What criteria do you use to … Continue reading Can Faith Be Seen?

They Speak from the World

Test the Spirits 1 John 4:1-3 ESV “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is … Continue reading They Speak from the World

Is Insurance Enough?

Destructive Heresies 2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of … Continue reading Is Insurance Enough?

Who Has Bewitched You?

Perfected by the Flesh? Galatians 3:1-6 ESV “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by … Continue reading Who Has Bewitched You?