In True Righteousness and Holiness

The Hardness of Hearts Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their … Continue reading In True Righteousness and Holiness

Watch Out for the Dogs

Philippians 3:2-4 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh — though I myself have reason for confidence in the … Continue reading Watch Out for the Dogs

YOU ARE THE MAN

Originally posted on September 18, 2018 (edited 9/18/2021) “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 NASB The Lord is having me focus on … Continue reading YOU ARE THE MAN

Withstanding in the Evil Day

Against the Schemes of the Devil Ephesians 6:10-12 ESV “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, … Continue reading Withstanding in the Evil Day

Making the Best Use of the Time

Ephesians 5:15-21 ESV “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled … Continue reading Making the Best Use of the Time

Choose Your Partners Wisely

Be Imitators of God Ephesians 5:1-4 ESV “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among … Continue reading Choose Your Partners Wisely

Don’t Be False to the Truth

By Our Good Conduct James 3:13 ESV “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.” Our faith and our wisdom are not shown just in what we profess with our lips, or in what we teach, but they are shown in what … Continue reading Don’t Be False to the Truth

The Testing of Our Faith

James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” I am going through a trial right now. It pales by … Continue reading The Testing of Our Faith

Let us Love One Another

1 John 4:7-8 ESV “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” What is love? God is love. So love prefers what God prefers which is all that … Continue reading Let us Love One Another

Test the spirits to See

Don’t Believe Every Spirit 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 … Continue reading Test the spirits to See