Making a Good Showing

Galatians 6:11-13 ESV See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those … Continue reading Making a Good Showing

When Awakened

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 When Awakened

Are We Different?

Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. As followers of Jesus Christ, what should our lives look like? What sets us apart from those who do not believe in Jesus … Continue reading Are We Different?

Aim to Please Him

2 Corinthians 5:1-5 ESV For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may … Continue reading Aim to Please Him

We are for His Praise

Isaiah 43:16-21 ESV Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I … Continue reading We are for His Praise

If You Love Me

John 14:15, 21, 23-24 NASB (Jesus speaking) “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” “If anyone loves … Continue reading If You Love Me