Psalm 46:1-3 ESV “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah” Opposition to the Gospel of … Continue reading Shaking the Foundation
A popular teaching today is that Jesus hung out with (was a friend of) the ungodly, while he avoided contact with the "super religious," which is often a popular reference to the godly. But Jesus was not a friend of the ungodly. He was a friend to those who obeyed him (Jn 15:14-15; Jas 2:23). … Continue reading A Friend of Sinners?
Malachi 1:11-14 ESV “For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts. But you profane it when you say that the Lord's table is polluted, and its fruit, that is, its food may be despised. But you say, ‘What a weariness this is,’ and you snort at it, says the … Continue reading What God Requires
Malachi 1:6-8 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ … Continue reading I Pledge Allegiance
Jeremiah 17:1-2 ESV “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars, while their children remember their altars and their Asherim, beside every green tree and on the high hills.” The Lord … Continue reading Whose Trust is The Lord
Galatians 5:1 ESV “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” As followers of Jesus Christ, what were we set free from? Certainly we are free from the punishment of sin, which is eternal death and eternal separation from God. We, too, are … Continue reading Faith at Work
Do Not Love Worldliness 1 John 2:15-17 ESV “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not … Continue reading The Way of Truth
I was doing some biblical research on the Great Prostitute, the Harlot Babylon, talked about in the book of Revelation. And, so I was taking notes on how she is described in scripture, only I will share them present tense. She makes all the nations drink the wine of passion of her sexual immorality. She … Continue reading Babylon, the Harlot
Grumbling and Disputing Philippians 2:14 ESV “Do all things without grumbling or disputing…” There is a massive “dispute” going on right now within the church over the gospel of our salvation. For there is a challenger which and who is standing in opposition to the Lord’s true gospel of grace. Primarily or foundationally the challenger … Continue reading The Challenger
If You Abide John 8:31-33 ESV So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. … Continue reading Would You Love Him?