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?
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
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?
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?
Being Examples I Peter 5:1-4 ESV “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, … Continue reading Like a Roaring Lion
Give Thanks! Psalm 118:1 ESV “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” We can always count on God to be who He says He is, and to do what He says He will do. His love will never fail us, even though human love will. He … Continue reading His Love Endures
“Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.” … Continue reading Because of Disobedience