According to His Purpose

The Lord Jesus led me to read Ephesians 1 (Select vv. ESV). Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Vv. 1-2 Notice with me … Continue reading According to His Purpose

Full Release

Have you received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life? What took place when this happened? Did your life change? Did it change radically or just a little bit? Did you leave your old life of sin behind you, and now, by God’s grace, you are living by and walking by the Spirit … Continue reading Full Release

Jekyll and Hyde

Are you consistent in character? Are you the same, no matter who you are with? Or, where you are at the moment? Or, whether people are watching you or they aren’t? Or, without regard to your circumstances? Or, are you one person out in public and another in private, or when at home? One person … Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde

Free in Christ

What does it mean to be “free in Christ”? Truly it means our sins are forgiven and we are no longer under condemnation. Amen. And, if we are in Christ, by faith in him, we, thus, have the hope of eternal life with God in glory. But, is there more to this freedom than that? … Continue reading Free in Christ

Follow Him

Jesus said that if anyone would come after him, i.e. if he would be one of his followers, he (or she) must first of all deny (disallow; repudiate; forbid) himself, i.e. renounce his life of sin, of selfishness, and of following his own will and way for his life. He must take up his cross … Continue reading Follow Him

Of the Same Kind

Does everyone who has faith in God have the same kind of faith? Does it matter if we don’t? Do all types of faith lead to the same end result? The Lord Jesus led me to read 2 Peter 1 (Select vv. NASB). Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who … Continue reading Of the Same Kind

Called to Suffer

In what ways have you been called to suffer in this life? What difference did that suffering make in your life? Did it make you bitter or better? Did it produce in you life or death, or both? Did you run to God or away from God? Did it teach you to love or to … Continue reading Called to Suffer