The Church in Persecution

1 Corinthians 12 ESV (the whole chapter) For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, … Continue reading The Church in Persecution

They’ll Call You Crazy

Jesus said that in the same way he was treated when he was on this earth, so will we be treated, IF we follow HIM. He said that as they hated and persecuted him, so they will hate and persecute us (Matt. 5:10-12; Matt. 10:16-25; Matt. 24:9-14; Lu. 6:22; Lu. 21:12-17; Jn. 15:18-20; Jn. 17:14). … Continue reading They’ll Call You Crazy

Hated for Christ

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:18-19 ESV If we … Continue reading Hated for Christ

Not Worthy of Him?

Jesus, in sending out his 12 disciples to go and to proclaim the kingdom of heaven, gave them a list of instructions, and he also gave them some warnings. He told them that he was sending them out as sheep among wolves, so they were to be as wise as serpents and as innocent as … Continue reading Not Worthy of Him?

Easy Believism

“…because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Rom. 10:9-10 ESV I believe this passage of scripture in … Continue reading Easy Believism

Serious-Minded for Christ

1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, … Continue reading Serious-Minded for Christ

Are You Living a Lie?

Proverbs 29 (Selected Verses) ESV He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. Do you profess faith in Jesus Christ? Many people in America do. Yet, not all who profess the name … Continue reading Are You Living a Lie?