Ought You not Rather to Mourn?

1 Corinthians 5:1-2 ESV “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.” Sexual … Continue reading Ought You not Rather to Mourn?

Counting the Cost of Discipleship

Luke 14:25-33 ESV “Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, ‘If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross … Continue reading Counting the Cost of Discipleship

Seek Him with Your Whole Heart

Psalms 119:1-8 ESV “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways … Continue reading Seek Him with Your Whole Heart

The Obedience of Faith

By the Grace of God Romans 1:1-7 ESV “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the … Continue reading The Obedience of Faith

Made Alive Together with Christ

So Walk in Him Colossians 2:6-7 ESV “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Believing in Jesus Christ is not about just being saved from our sins so that when we … Continue reading Made Alive Together with Christ

Steadfast under Trial

James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Hated and Persecuted Jesus Christ said that if anyone would come … Continue reading Steadfast under Trial

By the Word of Truth

Every Good Gift from God James 1:16-18 ESV “Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of … Continue reading By the Word of Truth

It is God who Works in Us

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” We are not … Continue reading It is God who Works in Us