Why Do They Rage?

Peter and John were under arrest for preaching about Jesus Christ and his gospel. The rulers in the temple of God took counsel against them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. “But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God … Continue reading Why Do They Rage?

Do Not be Afraid of Them

Before We Were Formed Jeremiah 1:4-5 ESV “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “’Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’” In Psalms 139 we read David’s words where he said that God … Continue reading Do Not be Afraid of Them

With Full Courage

Philippians 1:15-18 ESV “Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? … Continue reading With Full Courage

Our Hearts are Firm

Psalm 112:1-3 ESV “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.” To fear the Lord is to show … Continue reading Our Hearts are Firm

Fear Not! Obey God!

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, for I … Continue reading Fear Not! Obey God!

The Whole Thing

Ephesians 3:7-9 ESV “Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and … Continue reading The Whole Thing

Strength and Courage

Ephesians 3:7-10 ESV “Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and … Continue reading Strength and Courage

The Will of My Adversaries

Psalm 27:1-3 ESV “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? “When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. “Though an army encamp against me, … Continue reading The Will of My Adversaries

Strengthened by His Spirit

Hebrews 12:1-2 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, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy … Continue reading Strengthened by His Spirit

Speaking Words of Life

Acts 5:16-21 ESV The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy they arrested the apostles and put … Continue reading Speaking Words of Life