The World is Passing Away

Don’t Love the World 1 John 2:15-17 ESV “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not … Continue reading The World is Passing Away

They’ll Be Lovers of Self

2 Timothy 3:1-9 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people… Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men … Continue reading They’ll Be Lovers of Self

Wedding Vows to Jesus Christ

Hebrews 10:26-31 NIV “If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony … Continue reading Wedding Vows to Jesus Christ

Peacekeeping and Pacifying or Persecution

Romans 12:14-21 ESV “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought … Continue reading Peacekeeping and Pacifying or Persecution

Loving God and Others

Romans 12:9 ESV “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” This kind of love is to prefer what God prefers. It is to choose his choices. It is to prefer to live through Christ, embracing God’s will and obeying what he commands in his power and strength. It … Continue reading Loving God and Others

Contend for the True Faith

Jude 1:3-4 ESV “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, … Continue reading Contend for the True Faith

As a Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1 ESV “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Living Sacrifices When we trust in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of our lives, we die with Christ to sin that … Continue reading As a Living Sacrifice

His Plans for Us

Jeremiah 29:4 ESV “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.” The people of God had been living in open rebellion against the Lord, living in idolatry and in immorality. The Lord sent Jeremiah, the prophet of God, to … Continue reading His Plans for Us

Because We Love Him

Psalms 16:4 ESV “The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.” Another god A god is a deity, a spirit, and/or an idol. He, she, or it is someone or something that is worshipped. And … Continue reading Because We Love Him

Do Not Consent!

Proverbs 1:7, 10-19 ESV “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” “My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, ‘Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; like Sheol let us swallow them alive, … Continue reading Do Not Consent!