Church Upside Down

Ephesians 4:11-13 ESV “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to … Continue reading Church Upside Down

Mostly Dead

Revelation 3:1-2 ESV And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: “The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for … Continue reading Mostly Dead

Should We Not Mourn?

“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.” 1 Corinthians 5:1-2 ESV Sexual … Continue reading Should We Not Mourn?

Life Before Santa

An Original Work / December 16, 2019 ‘Twas the life before Santa, And all through the church, They were praising their Lord, And His righteousness searched. The bells that were ringing Were calling for prayer. They were calling on God To His righteousness wear. Confessing their sins, Thus, they humbly did bow. Forsaking their idols, … Continue reading Life Before Santa

The Power of God

“For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of … Continue reading The Power of God

Shut the Doors!

Malachi 1:6-11 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ … Continue reading Shut the Doors!

Reality

Introduction I am reading in Zephaniah, chapter three, for my time with the Lord today. This is speaking of Jerusalem, which today is the church, the bride of Christ. Yet, the true church is the people who have trusted in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives. It is not a building, not … Continue reading Reality

Power Belongs to God!

Psalm 62 ESV For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. In America, the church at large, at some point in our history, exchanged our established (in working order) belief system, i.e. our walk … Continue reading Power Belongs to God!

She Prostituted Herself

Isaiah 30:1-5 ESV “Ah, stubborn children,” declares the Lord, “who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh … Continue reading She Prostituted Herself

Opposite of Christ

Proverbs 14:22 ESV “Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.” 1 John 2:18 ESV “Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.” “Anti” … Continue reading Opposite of Christ