Peter and John were under arrest for preaching about Jesus Christ and his gospel. The rulers in the temple of God took counsel against them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. “But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God … Continue reading Why Do They Rage?
Ephesians 4:25 ESV “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.” Truth is something severely lacking, not just in our culture, but in the church, too. It seems commonplace today for people, whether Christian or not, to lie to others. … Continue reading From the Inside Out
In Hebrews 12 we are taught that we must get rid of every hindrance to our walks of faith which is weighing us down and is keeping us from walking in full surrender to our Lord. And we are to forsake every sin which clings closely to us, i.e., which is our habit (practice, addiction). … Continue reading Straight Paths for Your Feet
Proverbs 14 ESV (Select vv) 2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. 5 A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful. Why is it that … Continue reading Don’t Be Gullible
Hebrews 12:14 ESV “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” We are all to strive for peace and holiness. Thus, the peace we are to strive for with everyone can never compromise holiness. Holiness must always be what we hold on to. Peace should never … Continue reading Root of Bitterness Which Defiles
Lord, Be Gracious Psalm 86:1-7 ESV Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul … Continue reading In The Day of Trouble
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm … Continue reading For His Praise and Glory
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1a NIV The great cloud of witnesses, I believe, are the heroes of the faith of Hebrews 11 who have gone before us. They have set the example … Continue reading Our Eyes on Jesus
James 3:13 ESV Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. Wisdom includes knowledge, but knowledge alone is not wisdom. For, many people have lots of knowledge, including biblical knowledge, but they are not wise, because they don’t apply the good knowledge … Continue reading Wise or Foolish?
Philippians 1:12-14 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 For His Purposes