Suffering Produces Endurance

Romans 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” We are made righteous in God’s sight by … Continue reading Suffering Produces Endurance

With All Your Heart

Joel 2:1-2, 11b ESV “Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the … Continue reading With All Your Heart

Is Jesus Christ in You?

Taking the Test 2 Corinthians 13:5 ESV “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” When we take an examination (a test) in school, it is to test … Continue reading Is Jesus Christ in You?

Remembering and Forgetting

Why do we need reminders? Because we have a tendency to forget some things. That is why we have calendars which remind us of appointments and planned events, and why our doctors’ offices send us reminders, too. I know that if I don’t write something down, like an event or an appointment, that I can … Continue reading Remembering and Forgetting

His Works Carried Out in God

Everyone Believing in Him John 3:16 BLB (Berean Literal Bible) “For God so loved the world that He gave the only begotten Son, so that everyone believing in Him should not perish, but should have eternal life.” It was God’s choice to send Jesus Christ to the earth to save sinners. For, he is not … Continue reading His Works Carried Out in God

In True Righteousness and Holiness

The Hardness of Hearts Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their … Continue reading In True Righteousness and Holiness

Watch Out for the Dogs

Philippians 3:2-4 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh — though I myself have reason for confidence in the … Continue reading Watch Out for the Dogs

YOU ARE THE MAN

Originally posted on September 18, 2018 (edited 9/18/2021) “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 NASB The Lord is having me focus on … Continue reading YOU ARE THE MAN

Withstanding in the Evil Day

Against the Schemes of the Devil Ephesians 6:10-12 ESV “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, … Continue reading Withstanding in the Evil Day

Choose Your Partners Wisely

Be Imitators of God Ephesians 5:1-4 ESV “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among … Continue reading Choose Your Partners Wisely