They Preach Christ from Envy and Rivalry

Philippians 1:12-18 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading They Preach Christ from Envy and Rivalry

Was it Really for God that You did That?

Zechariah 7:4-5 ESV “Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me: ‘Say to all the people of the land and the priests, “When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted? And when you eat and when … Continue reading Was it Really for God that You did That?

That They Might Bring us Back Into Slavery

To Spy Out Our Freedom Galatians 2:4-6 ESV “Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the … Continue reading That They Might Bring us Back Into Slavery

As Were the Days of Noah

Matthew 24:37-39 ESV “For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and … Continue reading As Were the Days of Noah

They Grieved His Holy Spirit

Isaiah 63:7-9 ESV “I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love. For he said, … Continue reading They Grieved His Holy Spirit

When our Salvation will be Complete

Isaiah 62:1-3 NIV “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth … Continue reading When our Salvation will be Complete

They Do Not Look to God

“Be the Gospel” Acts 4:15-17 ESV “But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, saying, ‘What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But in order … Continue reading They Do Not Look to God

Watch Out for Flim-Flam Artists

John 10:1-5,10 ESV “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his … Continue reading Watch Out for Flim-Flam Artists

Denying the Power and Authority of God

Psalms 14:1-3 ESV “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. “The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. “They have all turned aside; together … Continue reading Denying the Power and Authority of God

Do you Love Jesus More than Anything?

John 21:15-17 ESV When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do … Continue reading Do you Love Jesus More than Anything?