Not of the Will of the Flesh

John 1:9-13 ESV “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, … Continue reading Not of the Will of the Flesh

Have You Lost Your Saltiness?

Salt of the Earth Matthew 5:13 ESV “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.” Salt is used both as a preservative and as seasoning for … Continue reading Have You Lost Your Saltiness?

He’s Faithful to Who He Is

Our God is Faithful Psalms 119:89-91 “Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.” Our God is absolutely sovereign over all that he has … Continue reading He’s Faithful to Who He Is

Lovers of Pleasure or of God?

Times of Difficulty 2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers … Continue reading Lovers of Pleasure or of God?

The Worth of Knowing Jesus Christ

Watch Out for Dogs! Philippians 3:2-4 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for … Continue reading The Worth of Knowing Jesus Christ

Don’t Grow Weary or Fainthearted

Lay Aside Every Weight Hebrews 12:1 ESV “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” We have the examples of the prophets of the Old … Continue reading Don’t Grow Weary or Fainthearted

My Comfort in Affliction

Your Promise Gives me Life Psalm 119:49-50 ESV “Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” When we are going through trials, things which test our faith, things which cause pain and suffering and sorrow, we need … Continue reading My Comfort in Affliction

Avoid Fruitless Discussions

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

Leveling the Uneven Ground

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