There is a secular song called “More Than Words” (1991) that has been a running theme in many of the recent devotions the Lord has been giving me to write. So, I thought I would share some of the lyrics here with you: Saying I love you Is not the words I want to hear … Continue reading He Requires More than Words
I am reading in Acts 17 (ESV). Paul was in Thessalonica at the Jewish synagogue reasoning with the Jews regarding Jesus Christ, their Messiah, telling them that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead. And some of the Jews were persuaded to believe in Jesus. But the Jews … Continue reading We Pray for Our Loved Ones
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ESV “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. “For I delivered to you as of first importance … Continue reading By Which We are Being Saved
For the Reader: When I share what the Lord teaches me each day from my time with him in his word, if the Scripture comes from the Old Testament, I will endeavor always, in the strength of the Lord, to teach it in light of the New Covenant, so that I am always sharing New … Continue reading God Does Not Change
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 we despised your name?’ … Continue reading Where is His Honor?
Romans 3:21-26 ESV “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of … Continue reading Our Faith in Practice
Luke 9:57-58 ESV “As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’” We don’t know if this someone ever did … Continue reading I Will Follow You, But…
Luke 9:23 ESV “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” The modern teaching of today in much of the institutional church, at least here in America, is that we do nothing – no repentance, no obedience, and no … Continue reading Save It or Lose It?
1 Peter 2:18-20 ESV “Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, … Continue reading Dying to the Self-Life
1 Peter 2:11-12 ESV “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of … Continue reading Live as People Who’re Free