1 Corinthians 1:2 ESV “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours.” I admit I used to skim through these introductions to … Continue reading Power of the Cross of Christ
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Jesus Leading us Back to The Cross
Isaiah 9:8-12 ESV “The Lord has sent a word against Jacob, and it will fall on Israel; and all the people will know, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart: ‘The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, … Continue reading Jesus Leading us Back to The Cross
Who’s in Control of Your Life?
Isaiah 1:4 NIV “Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the Lord; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.” The nation, in this case, is a spiritual nation, not a physical one, for … Continue reading Who’s in Control of Your Life?
Emptied of Its Power
1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV “I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” I have heard people say that if the majority is of a … Continue reading Emptied of Its Power
But a New Creation
Corrective Lenses Galatians 6:11 ESV “See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.” As we get older, our eyesight begins to go. We get cataracts which make seeing a lot more difficult. I have them, but they only impact my night vision so far. But, I don’t drive at … Continue reading But a New Creation
Make No Treaty
“The old cross would have no truck with the world. For Adam's proud flesh it meant the end of the journey” (1) A. W. Tozer Destroy Them Totally Deuteronomy 7:1-6 NIV When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations… and when … Continue reading Make No Treaty
Strengthen What Remains 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 … Continue reading Deceptive Appearances
Partiality to Wicked
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 7:15 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Near the Cross.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Psalm 82 (Select vv. ESV). Showing Partiality (vv. 1-2) God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How … Continue reading Partiality to Wicked
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “My Sheep.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Galatians 5:1-15 (NASB). Keep Standing Firm (v. 1) It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a … Continue reading Remain Steadfast