1 John 3:11 ESV “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” How should we love one another? With the love of Christ. And, how did Christ love us? He literally gave his life up for us to deliver us out of our slavery to … Continue reading Love for One Another
The Practice of Sinning 1 John 3:4-8 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 … Continue reading What is it We Practice?
Some of what I am going to share with you here will be in the form of testimony to God’s grace in my own life, but the principles that are being spoken of here apply to all those who follow Jesus Christ with their lives. “We give thanks to God always for all of you, … Continue reading Called of God
Joseph went to Bethlehem to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there she gave birth to her son. And then an angel appeared to some shepherds who were out in a field keeping watch over their flock by night. And, the shepherds were filled with great fear. And … Continue reading Let God be God
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:1-2 ESV A lot of people struggle with this passage of scripture. They want to explain … Continue reading If We Abide
What is “the church”? The church is an assembly of people across the globe who have trusted in Jesus Christ, God the Son, to be Lord (owner-master) and Savior of their lives. They have died with Christ to sin, and they have been resurrected with Christ to newness of life in him, created to be … Continue reading The Church in Action
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. Psalm 119:105-106 ESV Oh, the beauty of God’s Word to us!! It is so precious! I love God’s Word, even the instructions that are hard. God’s Word brings … Continue reading Sad, Yet Rejoicing
With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth. In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. Psalm 119:13-14 ESV Fifteen years ago this month my life changed forever. For six years my husband and I had been ministering to college age adults out of our home … Continue reading Oddballs for Christ?
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:18-19 ESV If we … Continue reading Hated for Christ
“‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’” Matthew 15:8-9 NIV The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were hypocrites, for they professed one thing but did another, as a matter of practice. Jesus said that they were good at … Continue reading Mouthing Confessions of Faith