Common Sharing in the Spirit

Philippians 2:1-4 NIV “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out … Continue reading Common Sharing in the Spirit

Suffering for His Sake

Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading Suffering for His Sake

We are Certainly Blessed

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:1-3 ESV If we are poor in spirit, we are humble, not proud. … Continue reading We are Certainly Blessed

Set Apart for God

Psalm 24:3-6 ESV “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the … Continue reading Set Apart for God

Light or Darkness?

Whoever Believing in Him John 3:16 ESV “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus died for us on that cross to buy us back for God so that we would now honor God with our lives and … Continue reading Light or Darkness?

Of the World or Of God?

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 ESV “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are … Continue reading Of the World or Of God?

Of the Spirit and Of Power

1 Corinthians 2:1 ESV “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.” There are many preachers today who have studied all the right ways of saying things in order to attract a following. They are usually smooth-tongued manipulators who are … Continue reading Of the Spirit and Of Power

What’s Your Treasure?

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart … Continue reading What’s Your Treasure?

Make Your Choice

Don’t Be Idolaters Psalm 16:4 ESV “The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.” The New Testament speaks often on the subject of idolatry, and of its consequences. In 1 Co 5:11 the church is … Continue reading Make Your Choice