Because He Delighted in Me

Psalms 18:1-3 ESV “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved … Continue reading Because He Delighted in Me

He Hears Our Cries

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 He Hears Our Cries

We Must Obey God Rather than Men

Summary Acts 5:1-18 ESV I am reading this morning in the book of Acts (Acts of the Apostles), chapter five. The chapter begins with the story of a man named Ananias and his wife Sapphira who lied to the apostles with regard to a piece of property that they had sold, apparently claiming that they … Continue reading We Must Obey God Rather than Men

Humble and Contrite in Spirit

Isaiah 66:2b,5 ESV “But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word: ‘Your brothers who hate you and cast you out for my name's sake have said, “Let the … Continue reading Humble and Contrite in Spirit

We are Going Through the Fire

Psalms 66:8-12 ESV “Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid a … Continue reading We are Going Through the Fire

Don’t Be Wise in Your Own Sight

Romans 12:14-21 ESV “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought … Continue reading Don’t Be Wise in Your Own Sight

For Dogs Encompass Me

Psalms 22:11,16-22 ESV “Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help.” “For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet— I can count all my bones— they stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for … Continue reading For Dogs Encompass Me

The Church of Satan Opposed to Christ’s Disciples

Revelation 2:8 ESV “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life.’” This is Jesus Christ speaking. He is the first and the last, the Alpha and Omega. He is God. He was crucified on a cross for a crime … Continue reading The Church of Satan Opposed to Christ’s Disciples

Because of the Oppression of the Enemy

Psalms 42:1-2 ESV “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” We live in a day and age, at least here in America, where a large number of Christians (or professing … Continue reading Because of the Oppression of the Enemy

The Lord will Fulfill His Purpose for You

I Give You Thanks, O Lord Psalms 138:1-3 ESV “I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name … Continue reading The Lord will Fulfill His Purpose for You