Philippians 2:12-13 ESV “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” We are not … Continue reading It is God who Works in Us
Matthew 6:19-21 ESV “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart … Continue reading What’s Your Treasure?
1 John 2:18-19 ESV “Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have … Continue reading No Lie is of The Truth
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