They Grieved His Holy Spirit

Isaiah 63:7 ESV “I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love.” We who believe … Continue reading They Grieved His Holy Spirit

He Alone is My Salvation

Psalms 62:1-2 ESV “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.” Jesus Christ, God the Son, died on a cross nearly 2,000 years ago in order that we who believe in him might die … Continue reading He Alone is My Salvation

A Faith of Equal Standing

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.” There are … Continue reading A Faith of Equal Standing

Not of the Will of Humans

John 1:1-5 ESV “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of … Continue reading Not of the Will of Humans

If Anyone Would Come

Luke 9:23 ESV “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” What does it take for us to deny ourselves? It means we say, “No!” to ungodliness and fleshly lusts. It means we say “No!” to what we want … Continue reading If Anyone Would Come

Out with the Old, In with the New

Colossians 3:1-4 NIV “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your … Continue reading Out with the Old, In with the New

On the Rock or On the Sand?

Summary of Matthew 7 We are not to judge other Christians hypocritically. We are not to try to take a small or a singular sin or fault out of someone else’s life and/or condemn him/her for such while we knowingly, habitually, and deliberately are engaged in all manner of evil, while claiming that God’s grace … Continue reading On the Rock or On the Sand?

The Righteous May Enter

Psalms 118:19-21 NIV “Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.” Reading this brought to mind this passage from … Continue reading The Righteous May Enter

Hope for the Future

1 Corinthians 15:1-2 NIV “Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.” What … Continue reading Hope for the Future

This “Packs a Punch”

Matthew 11:28-30 NIV “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” *Please … Continue reading This “Packs a Punch”