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

Deception is Twisted Truth

Christian, test the spirits to see if they are of God. Just because it sounds good, or just because it has elements of truth to it, or just because it was said by a famous preacher or evangelist or book author it doesn’t make it true or just or right. Deception is twisted truth. Please … Continue reading Deception is Twisted Truth

Do Not Be Led Astray

They Will Lead Many Astray Matthew 24:3-8 ESV As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads … Continue reading Do Not Be Led Astray

They Deny Him by Their Works

Minds and Consciences Defiled Titus 1:10-11, 15-16 ESV “For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.” “To the pure, all things are pure, but to … Continue reading They Deny Him by Their Works

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

Their god is Their Stomach

Matthew 7:15-20 NIV “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree … Continue reading Their god is Their Stomach

Unless You Fail the Test

Summary 2 Corinthians 1-12 The Corinthian church was riddled with sin, especially sexual immorality, I believe. It was questionable, thus, as to the legitimacy of everyone’s faith. So, Paul encouraged them to be reconciled to God, and he urged them not to receive God’s grace in vain. He also urged them to return to him … Continue reading Unless You Fail the Test

Our Actions Matching Our Words

When studying the Scriptures, it is critical that we read them in context. For example, the letters (epistles) in the New Testament were originally not written in chapter and verses. Romans, for example, is all one letter. So, we can’t pull some verses out of Romans and build our doctrine around them without comparing them … Continue reading Our Actions Matching Our Words