They Secretly Bring in Destructive Deviations

2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will … Continue reading They Secretly Bring in Destructive Deviations

Empty Words, Empty Lives

Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” To be imitators of God means that we need to surrender our lives to Jesus Christ. We must forsake all sinful practices, and … Continue reading Empty Words, Empty Lives

Please Don’t Ignore God’s Counsel

Psalms 92:1-4 ESV “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made … Continue reading Please Don’t Ignore God’s Counsel

False Brothers and Slavery to Sin

Galatians 2:4-6 ESV “Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for … Continue reading False Brothers and Slavery to Sin

Yes Lord, But Let Me

Luke 9:57-62 ESV As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he … Continue reading Yes Lord, But Let Me

Denying Its Power

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather … Continue reading Denying Its Power

A Pure Virgin to Christ

2 Corinthians 11:1-3 ESV “I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his … Continue reading A Pure Virgin to Christ

Do Not Consent!

Proverbs 1:7, 10-19 ESV “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” “My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, ‘Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; like Sheol let us swallow them alive, … Continue reading Do Not Consent!

No Wiggle Room Here

Psalms 40:1-3 ESV “I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to … Continue reading No Wiggle Room Here

Leveling the Uneven Ground

Isaiah 40:3-5 ESV “A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of … Continue reading Leveling the Uneven Ground