If Only I May Finish My/His Course

Acts 20:17-21 ESV “Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. And when they came to him, he said to them: “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, serving the Lord … Continue reading If Only I May Finish My/His Course

Open Letter to Pastors 2

The Lord Jesus gave me this open letter to pastors to write February 19, 2005, so 17 years ago. Today he led me to go back and look at some of these earlier writings, and this one jumped out at me, and I believe I am to share it with you today, Monday, May 23, … Continue reading Open Letter to Pastors 2

The Floods Have Lifted Up, O Lord

Psalms 93:1-2 ESV “The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.” Jesus Christ, our Lord, is the King of the whole world. … Continue reading The Floods Have Lifted Up, O Lord

Whoever is Believing in Him

John 3:16 ESV “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” God is Love We should never read this verse just by itself quickly and then decide it is the summation of the gospel and that all we have … Continue reading Whoever is Believing in Him

The Spirit Helps us in Our Weakness

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ESV “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But … Continue reading The Spirit Helps us in Our Weakness

Listening to God and Doing What He Says

James 1:19-20 ESV “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” Quick to Hear We live in a very fast-paced society today in America. Young people, especially, are used to images being quickly … Continue reading Listening to God and Doing What He Says

Called by the Will of God

1 Corinthians 1:1 ESV “Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus..” We are All Called (Rom 12:1-8; 1 Co 12:1-31; Eph 4:1-16) We who are in Christ Jesus by genuine faith in Christ are all called of God to his service. He has gifted us each of the … Continue reading Called by the Will of God

Loving Others Like Jesus Loves Us

Romans 12:9 ESV “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” Let Love Be Genuine God is love, and love comes from God, so if we are loving others with this kind of love it will be genuine. But anything can be faked, as we should all realize by … Continue reading Loving Others Like Jesus Loves Us

When the Righteous Cry for Help, the Lord Hears

Psalms 34:8-10 ESV “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Now, this … Continue reading When the Righteous Cry for Help, the Lord Hears

Living to Please God in All Things

Romans 15:1-2 ESV “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up." So far if you are not, please be in the habit of checking out the context of Bible … Continue reading Living to Please God in All Things