Abound in Love for One Another

We are Destined for This 1 Thessalonians 3:1-4 ESV “Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, that no one be moved by … Continue reading Abound in Love for One Another

Faith which Accords with Godliness

Titus 1:1-3 ESV “Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in … Continue reading Faith which Accords with Godliness

Offering Ourselves to God Willingly

With a Whole Heart 1 Chronicles 29:9 ESV “Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.” The people had willingly and freely given to the Lord for the building of the temple of God (Old Testament). … Continue reading Offering Ourselves to God Willingly

The Lord Will Judge His People

Since We Have Confidence Hebrews 10:19-22 ESV “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let … Continue reading The Lord Will Judge His People

We are Destined for Persecution

Encouragement during Trials 1 Thessalonians 3:1-3 ESV “Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, that no one be moved by these afflictions.” … Continue reading We are Destined for Persecution

Choosing Rather to Be

Hebrews 11:6 ESV “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Faith is not some innocuous (lacking in qualities that stimulate or challenge) belief in God – Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. … Continue reading Choosing Rather to Be

Our Faith in Practice

Romans 3:21-26 ESV “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of … Continue reading Our Faith in Practice

Faith is More Than Words

Zechariah 7:4-7 ESV “Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me: ‘Say to all the people of the land and the priests, “When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted? And when you eat and when … Continue reading Faith is More Than Words

A Faith of Equal Standing

2 Peter 1:1-2 ESV “Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” There are … Continue reading A Faith of Equal Standing