I Pray for Them

“When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that … Continue reading I Pray for Them

Stage Props

What is a prop? What is a stage prop? And, what is the purpose of props or stage props? And, what about the stage (or staged)? Prop: “To support by placing something under or against —often used with up (to prop up); sustain, strengthen; something used in creating or enhancing a desired effect” (M-W Dictionary). … Continue reading Stage Props

According to His Purpose

The Lord Jesus led me to read Ephesians 1 (Select vv. ESV). Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Vv. 1-2 Notice with me … Continue reading According to His Purpose

Follow Him

Jesus said that if anyone would come after him, i.e. if he would be one of his followers, he (or she) must first of all deny (disallow; repudiate; forbid) himself, i.e. renounce his life of sin, of selfishness, and of following his own will and way for his life. He must take up his cross … Continue reading Follow Him

Abide in Truth

What is love? It can be many different things, depending on what type of love we are talking about. There is erotic or romantic love, and then there is friendship (companionship or brotherly) love, and I believe there is also a special kind of love a parent has for a child, and then there is … Continue reading Abide in Truth

Love and Grace

Have you sinned against God? We all have! Did you feel shame and guilt for what you did? Been there. Done that, too! If you didn’t, that’s a problem. Did you wish for a way out from under your yoke of slavery to sin? I did, and I hope you did, too, or that you … Continue reading Love and Grace

Abiding in Christ

The Lord Jesus led me to read John 15 (Select vv. ESV). Are you in a true relationship with Jesus Christ? Are you genuinely saved from your sins, and bound for heaven? How do you know this? How can you be sure? What did Jesus Christ have to say on this subject? “I am the … Continue reading Abiding in Christ