Work Out your Own Salvation

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Work Out your Own Salvation

Living Lives Pleasing to God

Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” We read in the previous chapter that we, as believers in Jesus Christ, were created to be like … Continue reading Living Lives Pleasing to God

Are We Different?

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. As followers of Jesus Christ, what should our lives look like? What sets us apart from those who do not believe in Jesus … Continue reading Are We Different?

One with God

The Lord Jesus led me to read John 17 (vv. 20-26 NIV). Continuing with Jesus’ prayer for those who were already his, by faith, and for those who would yet come to know him as their Lord and Savior… “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in … Continue reading One with God

Holy and Beloved

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 10:13 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “The Peace of Christ.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Colossians 3:1-17 (NASB). Things Above (vv. 1-4) Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the … Continue reading Holy and Beloved

For and Against

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:22 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Before the Throne of God Above.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Romans 8:26-39 (NASB). To whom are these words addressed? They are addressed to those of us who have been crucified with Christ in death to … Continue reading For and Against