Test Every Wind of Doctrine

Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to … Continue reading Test Every Wind of Doctrine

What are You Called to Do?

Jeremiah 1:4-5 ESV “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’” We read in Psalms 139 that God, our creator – which includes Jesus Christ – formed … Continue reading What are You Called to Do?

Submit Yourselves Therefore to God

Addiction to Sin 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. … Continue reading Submit Yourselves Therefore to God

A Root of Bitterness

See to it "that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled." Hebrews 12:15 ESV Today I faced a situation which brought to my mind the subject of bitterness, and so the Lord had me write a poem on that subject, and then he directed me to record … Continue reading A Root of Bitterness

The Upward Call of God

Philippians 3:7-9 ESV “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may … Continue reading The Upward Call of God

Look Out for False Teachers

Philippians 3:2 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.” A dog is considered to be someone despicable, who is a spiritual predator who feeds off others. “Dog” is often used as a term describing a false teacher, but it is also describing the … Continue reading Look Out for False Teachers

Setting the Right Example

Philippians 2:14-16 ESV “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I … Continue reading Setting the Right Example

Even if Everyone Laughs

Philippians 1:27-30 ESV “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not … Continue reading Even if Everyone Laughs

The Freedom We Have in Christ

Galatians 2:4-5 ESV “Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for … Continue reading The Freedom We Have in Christ

Because We Love Him, We Obey Him

1 John 3:4-10 ESV “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or … Continue reading Because We Love Him, We Obey Him