If we study the Scriptures, particularly the New Testament, in context, one verse at a time, chapter by chapter, and book by book, we will soon discover that the picture some of us have had painted to us of Jesus Christ and of his gospel, and of the life of a believer in Jesus, is … Continue reading For His Name’s Sake
Watch Out for Dogs! Philippians 3:2-4 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for … Continue reading The Worth of Knowing Jesus Christ
Lay Aside Every Weight Hebrews 12:1 ESV “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” We have the examples of the prophets of the Old … Continue reading Don’t Grow Weary or Fainthearted
Peter and John were under arrest for preaching about Jesus Christ and his gospel. The rulers in the temple of God took counsel against them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. “But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God … Continue reading Why Do They Rage?
Your Promise Gives me Life Psalm 119:49-50 ESV “Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” When we are going through trials, things which test our faith, things which cause pain and suffering and sorrow, we need … Continue reading My Comfort in Affliction
Where is God’s Honor? Malachi 1:6-8 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have … Continue reading Shall I Accept that From Your Hand?
The Lord is My Portion Psalms 119:57-60 ESV “The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words. I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; I hasten and do not delay to … Continue reading I Entreat the Lord’s Favor
The One who Fears the Lord Psalms 112:1-6 “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Light dawns … Continue reading The Generation of the Upright
John 8:1-6 ESV “But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they … Continue reading From Now on Sin no More
Pursue Righteousness 2 Timothy 2:22 ESV “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to flee sinful passions. They are to no longer be part of our lives. For, Jesus Christ died to … Continue reading Avoid Fruitless Discussions