Galatians 5:1, 7-12 ESV For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. I have confidence in … Continue reading Who Hindered You?
Romans 15:30-33 ESV I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, … Continue reading All for His Honor
James 3:1-5a ESV Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If … Continue reading She Swallowed a Spider
A Charlatan is an impostor, a fake, a fraud, a swindler and a con artist; “one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability” (M-W Dictionary). And, a fraud is one who deceives, schemes and tricks others with his lies; with his pretenses and his clever stories he makes up. And fraud, itself, is “deceit, … Continue reading Charlatans
Philippians 3:7-11 ESV But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may … Continue reading The Exchange
Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like … Continue reading The Chrexit
A Partial Allegory 1 Timothy 2:1-7 ESV First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing … Continue reading Telling the Truth