Ephesians 5:1-2 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. Jesus Christ, the second person of our triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, left his throne in heaven, came to earth, … Continue reading Deceived by Empty Talk?
Do you believe in the sovereignty of God? Do you believe our God and Lord Jesus Christ is far above all rule and authority, power and dominion? And, that Jesus Christ is before all things, and in him all things hold together, and that in everything he has the supremacy? Do you accept that He … Continue reading Worthy of the Gospel
Have you found yourself in a spiral of sin, confess, sin, confess, sin, confess, but you never seem to progress past that? You keep repeating the same patterns, the same sins, the same responses, with the same lies, and the same attitudes, but you just can’t seem to jump ship. It is a lot like … Continue reading Something Skipped
When you believed in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of your life, what difference did that make in your life? What immediately changed? How was your life different from what it was before you believed? Or, did believing in Jesus make a significant difference in your life? And, then, as you have progressed … Continue reading What Changed?
The Apostle Paul said we should put no confidence in the flesh, and then he went on to list the ways in which he had done that (Phil. 3:3b-6). But, I would like it if we could think of the ways in which we put confidence in the flesh, not just in our own flesh, … Continue reading Our Confidence
Is the goal of being likeminded with other Christians even realistic? If we think about all the church denominations and all the various doctrines and theologies and practices which are out there, is it even possible that we could all be of one mind, united in spirit? I mean, there are those who believe water … Continue reading Likeminded
Not everyone tells the truth. Not everyone can be trusted. There are many people who tell lies habitually, i.e. it is their practice. Many times they believe their own lies, too, and even if they do hear the truth, and even if they do acknowledge the truth some of the time, “when the rubber meets … Continue reading Truth and Lies
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:54 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 1 (Quoting select vv. NASB). OLD and NEW The nation of Israel of Old Testament times, and before Jesus Christ’s death on a cross for … Continue reading If It Fits
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:11 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “The Ransom.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Ephesians 1 (ESV). Chosen by God (vv. 1-10) Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful … Continue reading For His Praise
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:23 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Lord Move Me.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Romans 12:1-2 (NASB). A Holy Sacrifice (v. 1a) Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable … Continue reading Conformity