Hearts Which are Far From God

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 ESV “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’” I wanted to understand … Continue reading Hearts Which are Far From God

Because We Love Him, We Obey Him

1 John 3:4-10 ESV “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or … Continue reading Because We Love Him, We Obey Him

The Modus Operandi of a Hypocrite

Job 8:11-15 ESV “Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish where there is no water? While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant. Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish. His confidence is severed, and his … Continue reading The Modus Operandi of a Hypocrite

Are You Being False to the Truth?

James 3:13 ESV “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.” So many people today are teaching and/or living a gospel other than the gospel taught by Jesus and by his New Testament apostles. Many of them are claiming the blessings of … Continue reading Are You Being False to the Truth?

Alive in Name Only

Revelation 3:1-3 ESV “I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If … Continue reading Alive in Name Only

Don’t Just Say “Here”

2 Peter 3:1-7 ESV “This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this … Continue reading Don’t Just Say “Here”

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

Peace Like a River

But Not in Truth Isaiah 48:1, 4, 8 ESV “Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and who came from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of the Lord and confess the God of Israel, but not in truth or right… “Because I know that … Continue reading Peace Like a River