1 Corinthians 1:1 ESV “Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus..” We are All Called (Rom 12:1-8; 1 Co 12:1-31; Eph 4:1-16) We who are in Christ Jesus by genuine faith in Christ are all called of God to his service. He has gifted us each of the … Continue reading Called by the Will of God
Romans 12:9 ESV “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” Let Love Be Genuine God is love, and love comes from God, so if we are loving others with this kind of love it will be genuine. But anything can be faked, as we should all realize by … Continue reading Loving Others Like Jesus Loves Us
Psalms 34:8-10 ESV “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Now, this … Continue reading When the Righteous Cry for Help, the Lord Hears
Romans 15:1-2 ESV “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up." So far if you are not, please be in the habit of checking out the context of Bible … Continue reading Living to Please God in All Things
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” First of all, we must be approved by God, and thus we must read the Scriptures which tell us what meets God’s approval and what … Continue reading Rightly Handling the Word of Truth
2 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” Being Strengthened by the Grace All of us who are in Christ … Continue reading Suffering as a Good Soldier of Christ
Are you concerned about what is going on in the world? And in your nation? And within the gatherings of the church? Does it concern you that babies are being murdered and that nations are fighting against other nations and that thieves and liars abound both in the government and in the media, as well … Continue reading Are You Concerned?
Galatians 5:13-15 ESV “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that … Continue reading We Were Called to Freedom
Romans 16:17-20 ESV “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the … Continue reading By Smooth Talk and Flattery They Deceive
Colossians 1:21-23 ESV “And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the … Continue reading Doing Evil Deeds: Past or Present?