The Wicked Gnash Their Teeth

Psalms 37:12-15 ESV “The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. “The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose way is upright; their sword … Continue reading The Wicked Gnash Their Teeth

Spiritual Poison Control

Psalms 27:11-14 ESV “Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence. “I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in … Continue reading Spiritual Poison Control

They are Thrilled!

An Original Work / October 18, 2021 Tardy, tardy, not on time Lazy, lazy, it’s a crime Truthful, truthful, rein them in Teach them: “Don’t give in to sin” All their idols in a row They put on a fancy show Crowds are coming, lusts fulfilled Cheap grace gospel – they are thrilled Fancy parties, … Continue reading They are Thrilled!

Is All Sin the Same?

James 2:1-4 ESV “My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one … Continue reading Is All Sin the Same?

They Do Not Fear God

Psalms 55:1-3 ESV “Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy! Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan, because of the noise of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they drop trouble upon me, and … Continue reading They Do Not Fear God

The World is Passing Away

Don’t Love the World 1 John 2:15-17 ESV “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not … Continue reading The World is Passing Away

They’ll Be Lovers of Self

2 Timothy 3:1-9 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people… Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men … Continue reading They’ll Be Lovers of Self

Wedding Vows to Jesus Christ

Hebrews 10:26-31 NIV “If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony … Continue reading Wedding Vows to Jesus Christ

Peacekeeping and Pacifying or Persecution

Romans 12:14-21 ESV “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought … Continue reading Peacekeeping and Pacifying or Persecution

Loving God and Others

Romans 12:9 ESV “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” This kind of love is to prefer what God prefers. It is to choose his choices. It is to prefer to live through Christ, embracing God’s will and obeying what he commands in his power and strength. It … Continue reading Loving God and Others