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

Take Refuge in God

Psalm 31:1, 11-13 NASB “In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me… Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me. I … Continue reading Take Refuge in God

Confession of an Addict

Disclaimer: This is not an actual letter to you by anyone in particular. But, it serves as a model of a letter of confession by an addict who is attempting to be honest and to come clean regarding his true motives and intentions, and regarding his true heart attitudes and behaviors. For this person, though, … Continue reading Confession of an Addict

Holiness Is

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! Psalm 119:1-3 ESV To be blameless in God’s sight is to walk in the law of … Continue reading Holiness Is

Conquering Sinful Addictions

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. … Continue reading Conquering Sinful Addictions