Titus 3:1-2 ESV “Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.” As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to be law-abiding citizens of our … Continue reading Toxic Authority
2 Corinthians 5:1-5 ESV “For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may … Continue reading If Anyone is In Christ
2 Peter 1:1-2 ESV “Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, “To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: “May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” This epistle … Continue reading Escaped from Corruption
We read in the New Testament books of the Bible that, as believers in Jesus Christ, we are to walk in him, in his life, in his love, and not according to flesh – not according to sinful passions, but according to the Spirit, etc. For, Jesus Christ did not die on that cross just … Continue reading How are We Walking?
“And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds… 1 Peter 1:17 ESV Judged by Our Deeds I wonder if we really get what this is saying here, or if we just kind of skim over it. I know that I used to just skim over it, at … Continue reading That Won’t Ignore His Sacrifice
“From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.” 2 Corinthians 5:16 ESV We all make judgments every day of our lives, so not all judgment is bad. It is only bad if we are making … Continue reading Feeling or Doing?
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who … Continue reading If You Have, Then
Philippians 3:2-4a ESV Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh … Continue reading Our One and Only
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:35 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Not by Might.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Colossians 3:1-17 (NASB). Things Above (vv. 1-4) Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right … Continue reading Since You Died