1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV “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." There are many people today preaching a gospel, which they claim is the gospel of Jesus Christ, but the majority, it … Continue reading The Cross Emptied of its Power?
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?
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
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
“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
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
Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 5:22 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind this song: Refiner’s Fire / Doerksen, Brian Refiner's fire, my heart's one desire is to be holy; set apart for You, Lord. I choose to be holy; set apart for You, my Master, ready to do Your will. Speak, Lord, your words … Continue reading The Things of Men