Refusing to Tamper with God’s Word

2 Corinthians 4:1-2 ESV “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of … Continue reading Refusing to Tamper with God’s Word

The Message of the Cross of Christ

1 Corinthians 1:2 ESV “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours.” The church of God is not a church denomination, it … Continue reading The Message of the Cross of Christ

Perversions of the Grace of God

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 Perversions of the Grace of God

They Deny God by Their Works

Titus, chapter one, begins with a description of the faith of the elect and their knowledge of the truth. Their faith and their knowledge of the truth accord with godliness. Amen! And it continues with the appointing of elders (overseers) in the church, and with their qualifications. They must be above reproach. They must not … Continue reading They Deny God by Their Works

Bringing His Recompense with Him

Evildoers and the Righteous Revelation 22:10-11 ESV “And he said to me, ‘Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.’” The time … Continue reading Bringing His Recompense with Him

Lovers of Pleasure or of God?

Times of Difficulty 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 … Continue reading Lovers of Pleasure or of God?

Beware Liars and Deceivers

Matthew 16:5-12 ESV “When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’ And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, ‘We brought no bread.’ But Jesus, aware of this, said, ‘O you of little faith, … Continue reading Beware Liars and Deceivers

They Exploit You with Fabricated Stories

2 Peter 2:1-3 NIV “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. … Continue reading They Exploit You with Fabricated Stories

Who’s Refining?

An Original Work / September 21, 2020 Drummers drumming. Singers humming. Look to God, for soon He’s coming. Nailers twisting. Snakers glistening. Gospel told. Is no one listening? Trappers trapping. Biters snapping. Pay attention. See what’s happening. Miners dining. Who’s refining? Barely no one. God’s opining.

Death and Funeral of Freedom

2 Corinthians 10:2-5 ESV “I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. … Continue reading Death and Funeral of Freedom