Corrupting Human Minds and Hearts

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and … Continue reading Corrupting Human Minds and Hearts

Beware Ticky-Tacky Gospel Presentations

Matthew 16:5-12 ESV “When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’ And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, ‘We brought no bread.’ But Jesus, aware of this, said, ‘O you of little faith, … Continue reading Beware Ticky-Tacky Gospel Presentations

Hearts Which are Far From God

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 ESV “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’” I wanted to understand … Continue reading Hearts Which are Far From God

Look Out for False Teachers

Philippians 3:2 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.” A dog is considered to be someone despicable, who is a spiritual predator who feeds off others. “Dog” is often used as a term describing a false teacher, but it is also describing the … Continue reading Look Out for False Teachers

With None to Quench Them

Isaiah 1:21-23 ESV “How the faithful city has become a whore, she who was full of justice! Righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers. Your silver has become dross, your best wine mixed with water. Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring … Continue reading With None to Quench Them

Satan’s Plot to Destroy the Church

Hebrews 3:7-11 ESV Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years. Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and … Continue reading Satan’s Plot to Destroy the Church

Our Help Comes from the Lord

Psalms 121:1-2 ESV “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” We should not put our trust in other humans to teach or to tell us the truth for so many of them are liars and deceivers. Not … Continue reading Our Help Comes from the Lord

Who Stands Up for Us Against Evildoers?

Psalms 94:16 ESV “Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers?” Who are The Wicked? Who are the evildoers? Well, the wicked are vast in number, and they create evil in many different ways, but today the Lord is directing me more towards the wicked and the evildoers … Continue reading Who Stands Up for Us Against Evildoers?

Drunks in a Bar Feeling Good

James 5:1-6 ESV “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the … Continue reading Drunks in a Bar Feeling Good

They Secretly Bring in Destructive Deviations

2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will … Continue reading They Secretly Bring in Destructive Deviations