Dangerous Doctrines II

Romans 16:17-20 ESV “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the … Continue reading Dangerous Doctrines II

He Asks that we Love Him

The Rebellious and Defiled Zephaniah 3:1-2 ESV “Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city! She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God.” This speaks today to the rebellious and adulterous church who has turned away … Continue reading He Asks that we Love Him

Open a Door for the Word

Colossians 4:2-4 ESV “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how … Continue reading Open a Door for the Word

Follow Jesus, Not Strangers

John 10:1-6 ESV “’Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his … Continue reading Follow Jesus, Not Strangers

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

I Found it Necessary

Jude 1:3-4 ESV “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, … Continue reading I Found it Necessary

Snake Filled Filthy Water

Psalms 73:1-3 ESV “Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” My husband and I live in an apartment complex with … Continue reading Snake Filled Filthy Water

An Abomination to the Lord

Proverbs 17:15 ESV “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.” Who Does This? Who is it that justifies the wicked and that condemns the righteous? Surely it is Satan, but it is humans under the influence of Satan, too, and some of them … Continue reading An Abomination to the Lord

“Speak to us Smooth Things”

Isaiah 30:1-2 ESV “’Ah, stubborn children,’ declares the Lord, ‘who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh … Continue reading “Speak to us Smooth Things”