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

Our Engagement to Christ

Paul is giving testimony here of his faith and of the faith of Timothy. He shared about the hardships and the persecutions they faced for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. And he gave witness to the fact that he and Timothy had conducted themselves with integrity and godly sincerity. He said, “Now it is … Continue reading Our Engagement to Christ

Distancing From God

An Original Work / July 26, 2020 Distancing, distancing from their God, Many, many are a fraud. Turbulent, turbulent, round and round, Many ne’er get off the ground. Honoring, honoring not their Lord, Idols, idols they adore. Sacrifice, sacrifice to their gods, Idols they, instead, applaud. Minist’ring, minist’ring, not in faith, They trap people with … Continue reading Distancing From God

When I Was Twenty-One

The poem that follows is one that I wrote at the age of twenty-one. Now, I am seventy, so a lot has changed in my life since that time. And, a lot has changed in the world, too. For, we didn’t have computers or the internet or cell phones or any way of communicating with … Continue reading When I Was Twenty-One

And Without Faith

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.” This word “faith,” in the original Greek, is “pistis.” It means belief, trust, confidence, fidelity and faithfulness. And, it means to be persuaded … Continue reading And Without Faith

For He Freed You

Isaiah 53:1-3 ESV “Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no … Continue reading For He Freed You