Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Obedient to the Point of Death
Always of Good Courage?
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 Always of Good Courage?
January 24, 2020 We are all going to die one day. It is inevitable, unless the Lord returns first to take us home to be with him. My youngest sister died 5 years ago this month at the age of 61. My next to oldest brother died this past November at the age of 71. … Continue reading Contemplating Death
Slave or Free?
“Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law?” Galatians 4:21 ESV What “law” is being referred to here? Context is everything when interpreting what is meant by “the law.” For, the context reveals that this is speaking about the Old Covenant ceremonial and purification laws, not … Continue reading Slave or Free?
The Light Shut Out
“The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16 ESV Who are the people dwelling (living, walking) in darkness? They are all who have refused the Light – Jesus Christ, the truth, righteousness, and the … Continue reading The Light Shut Out
If we are alive, and we are living on this earth, then it is because God has blessed us with life. And, He brought us to life for a purpose. And, that purpose is that we honor and glorify him with our lives, and that we worship him alone as our only God, and that … Continue reading Spiritual Suicide
Why Do You Believe?
Proverbs 15:7-11 NASB The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight. The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves one who pursues … Continue reading Why Do You Believe?
A Solemn Reality
Mark 8:31-33 ESV And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. … Continue reading A Solemn Reality
The Big Lie
Romans 12:1 ESV I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do you know that our salvation from sin is not a one-time experience which then guarantees us eternal life with God, no matter … Continue reading The Big Lie
Sowing Our Seed
Ecclesiastes 11:5-6 ESV As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which … Continue reading Sowing Our Seed