I have heard it said that you don’t have to get your life right to come to God. While it is true that we do nothing in our flesh to earn or to deserve our own salvation, and that we can’t be saved of our own merit, or of our own good works, which are … Continue reading I Have Heard it Said
Summary Luke 9:1-22 Jesus sent out his 12 disciples to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal, and so they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. And when the disciples returned, they told Jesus everything that they had done. Jesus then took his disciples and withdrew apart to … Continue reading The Gospel Revealed
A Wise Person Matthew 7:24-25 ESV “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had … Continue reading Don’t Play Around
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.’” The modern teaching of today in much of the institutional church, at least here in America, is that we do nothing – no repentance, no obedience, and no … Continue reading Save It or Lose It?
James 3:13 ESV “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.” Wisdom is not the same as intellectual knowledge. Someone can have a lot of book smarts and not be wise at all. Someone could have a seminary degree in biblical studies … Continue reading Not What You Know, What You Do
Suffering in The Flesh 1 Peter 4:1-2 ESV “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the … Continue reading But for the Will of God
Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading The Attitude of Our Minds
Colossians 3:1-4 ESV “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. … Continue reading Admonishing One Another