A Life with Purpose

Steadfast in Purpose Acts 11:21-23 ESV “And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was … Continue reading A Life with Purpose

With an Upright Heart

Psalm 119:1-3 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!” We Are Blessed We are blessed of God who walk in the ways … Continue reading With an Upright Heart

Bond-Slaves of Our Lord

Faithfulness is Required 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 ESV “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” Are all of us, who believe in Jesus Christ, servants of the Lord? And, are we all stewards of … Continue reading Bond-Slaves of Our Lord

Called According to His Will

Ephesians 1:1-2 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.” What is written in this book of Ephesians is a letter that Paul wrote … Continue reading Called According to His Will

Who Do You Say?

Matthew 16:13-17 ESV Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say … Continue reading Who Do You Say?

Enemies of God

Who are God’s Enemies? They are those who oppose the proclamation of the full gospel message, and who try to prevent others from believing the truth. They are also false teachers who twist the truths of scripture to their own advantage in order to gain followers after themselves, not followers of Christ. They are wolves … Continue reading Enemies of God

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

Faithful Friend

"For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people." ~ Hebrews 2:17 When I was a child, I accepted Jesus’ invitation to … Continue reading Faithful Friend

Words

I read Psalm 119:137-144 NIV You are righteous, Lord, and your laws are right. The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy. So, what are these statutes that God has laid down for us which are righteous and fully trustworthy? When we talk about the “Word of God,” what do we … Continue reading Words

Present Active

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “To My Beloved.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Peter 2 (Quoting select vv. NASB). Putting Aside (vv. 1-2) Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn … Continue reading Present Active