The Righteous May Enter

Psalms 118:19-21 NIV “Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.” Reading this brought to mind this passage from … Continue reading The Righteous May Enter

Faithful Stewards of God’s Grace

1 Peter 4:7-9 NIV “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” I believe that anyone living in 2021 who has any knowledge … Continue reading Faithful Stewards of God’s Grace

The Proven Genuineness of Your Faith

1 Peter 1:1-2 NIV “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, “To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: … Continue reading The Proven Genuineness of Your Faith

Many Believed in Him

I am reading in John 8, beginning with verse 12. Much of it I will summarize, for it is a lengthy passage of Scripture. “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:12 ESV … Continue reading Many Believed in Him

There Your Heart Will Be

Matthew 6:19-21 NIV “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your … Continue reading There Your Heart Will Be

Please Take Note of This

James 1:19-21 NIV “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the … Continue reading Please Take Note of This

Put Your Trust in God Alone

Amos 5:4-5 NIV This is what the Lord says to Israel: “Seek me and live; do not seek Bethel, do not go to Gilgal, do not journey to Beersheba. For Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will be reduced to nothing.” These places mentioned here are symbolic of places of idolatrous worship. Today, … Continue reading Put Your Trust in God Alone

Putting on God’s Full Armor

Ephesians 6:10-13 NIV “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world … Continue reading Putting on God’s Full Armor

We Need to Encourage Each Other

Ephesians 5:11-14 NIV “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: “’Wake up, sleeper, rise from … Continue reading We Need to Encourage Each Other