Matthew 5:43-48 NASB “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on … Continue reading Love for Enemies
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?
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but … Continue reading What We Practice
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
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
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
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 3:17 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Praise Be Told!” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read various scriptures (in the NASB) on the subject of God’s righteousness. Righteousness - divine approval; God's judicial approval; “refers to what is deemed right by the Lord (after … Continue reading His Righteousness