Hebrews 11:6 ESV “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Faith is not some innocuous (lacking in qualities that stimulate or challenge) belief in God – Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. … Continue reading Choosing Rather to Be
Deuteronomy 7:1-5 ESV “When the Lord your God brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it… You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. … Continue reading With Those Who Love Him
1 John 3:4-6 ESV “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or … Continue reading Who are the Children of God?
I am going to share these Scriptures out of order, because this first section I am sharing teaches what it means to receive Christ Jesus as Lord, and then I will follow that with the section that speaks of what comes after that. Colossians 2:9-12 NIV “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity … Continue reading Who Rules Your Life?
Galatians 3:26-29 NIV “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you … Continue reading IF You Belong to Christ
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