Strong in The Lord Ephesians 6:10-12 ESV “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the … Continue reading We Wrestle
This is a lengthy passage of scripture, but to try to break it up in sections would do it an injustice, for we need to read this in its entirety all together in order to get the complete picture. And, then we can discuss it. The Parable Told Matthew 13:24-30 ESV He put another parable … Continue reading Weeds and Wheat
Fleshly Desires James 4:1-3 ESV “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You … Continue reading Passions at War
Corrective Lenses Galatians 6:11 ESV “See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand.” As we get older, our eyesight begins to go. We get cataracts which make seeing a lot more difficult. I have them, but they only impact my night vision so far. But, I don’t drive at … Continue reading But a New Creation
Of This Gospel Ephesians 3:7-9 ESV “Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches … Continue reading Shouldn’t We?
Trials of Various Kinds James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” I like it that it says “trials … Continue reading Big Ones and Little Ones
Do Also to Them Matthew 7:12 ESV “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” This is another one of those verses that must be read in context, not just of the chapter, but of the whole of the New Testament, … Continue reading Examine What You Hear