But Because I tell You the Truth

We are Offspring Of John 8:31-36 ESV So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to … Continue reading But Because I tell You the Truth

Straight Talk

Give God Your Heart Proverbs 23:26-28 ESV “My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. For a prostitute is a deep pit; an adulteress is a narrow well. She lies in wait like a robber and increases the traitors among mankind.” This instruction isn’t just for men, or just for … Continue reading Straight Talk

Does Practice Make Perfect?

1 John 3:4-10 ESV “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or … Continue reading Does Practice Make Perfect?

Love and Respect

Psalm 119:161-163 “Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil. I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.” *Before I get into today’s lesson, I need to state this first. My husband and I agreed together … Continue reading Love and Respect

The Sin Cycle

1 John 5:1-3 ESV “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of … Continue reading The Sin Cycle

Loving God and Spouse

1 Corinthians 6:12-13 ESV “’All things are lawful for me,’ but not all things are helpful. ‘All things are lawful for me,’ but I will not be dominated by anything. ‘Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food’—and God will destroy both one and the other.” As followers of Jesus Christ we … Continue reading Loving God and Spouse

When I Was Twenty-One

The poem that follows is one that I wrote at the age of twenty-one. Now, I am seventy, so a lot has changed in my life since that time. And, a lot has changed in the world, too. For, we didn’t have computers or the internet or cell phones or any way of communicating with … Continue reading When I Was Twenty-One

A Peculiar People

Children of God 1 John 3:1a ESV “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” How do we become children of God? By faith in Jesus Christ. But, this faith is not human faith. It is not a feeling or … Continue reading A Peculiar People