Ignorant of God’s Righteousness

Romans 10:1-4 ESV “Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to … Continue reading Ignorant of God’s Righteousness

Why I Don’t Celebrate Christmas

It really has nothing to do with the pagan roots of the holiday. That is in the past. What I object to and what I believe God objects to is what is happening in the present. The Focus on Santa Claus For one, Christmas is primarily about Santa Claus. It does not matter if you … Continue reading Why I Don’t Celebrate Christmas

Entering Into His Rest

Hebrews 4:1-7 ESV Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with … Continue reading Entering Into His Rest

Don’t let Life Just Happen to You

Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” We can’t go through the Christian life casually, just letting life happen to us. … Continue reading Don’t let Life Just Happen to You

To Whom are You Listening?

Proverbs 9:1-6 ESV “Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, ‘Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!’ To … Continue reading To Whom are You Listening?

Not the Slightest Suggestion

Call It What It Is Ephesians 5:3-4 ESV “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.” Now, the intention here is … Continue reading Not the Slightest Suggestion

Who Trembles at His Word

The Church Built by Human Hands Isaiah 66:1-2 ESV “Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to … Continue reading Who Trembles at His Word

God Has the Final Say

The Way of the Wicked Proverbs 15:9 ESV “The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.” The wicked are those who make it their practice to do evil, to sin against God. They are not just those who make no profession of faith in Jesus … Continue reading God Has the Final Say