Pursue Righteousness 2 Timothy 2:22 ESV “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to flee sinful passions. They are to no longer be part of our lives. For, Jesus Christ died to … Continue reading Avoid Fruitless Discussions
Isaiah 40:3-5 ESV “A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of … Continue reading Leveling the Uneven Ground
Matthew 16:21-23 ESV “From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘Far be it from … Continue reading Setting our Minds on God
If Anyone Would Come Matthew 16:24 ESV “Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me’.” This is the essence of the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for Jesus died on that cross that we might die with him … Continue reading Will you Forfeit your Soul?
Psalms 119:17-20 ESV “Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me! My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.” Be … Continue reading Princes sit Plotting Against me
Light and Darkness 1 John 1:5-6 ESV “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” Light is … Continue reading Do you Practice the Truth?
Psalms 119:9 ESV “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” The Battle We Face It isn’t just young men who need to keep their way pure. We all do. And in today’s world it is getting harder and harder for the young and the old to … Continue reading The Battle of the Mind
Fear Not! Isaiah 41:8-10 ESV “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, ‘You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off; fear not, … Continue reading Our Lord will be Our Strength
1 Corinthians 5:1-2 ESV “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.” Sexual … Continue reading Ought You not Rather to Mourn?
Luke 14:25-33 ESV “Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, ‘If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross … Continue reading Counting the Cost of Discipleship