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

Shaking the Foundation

Psalm 46:1-3 ESV “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah” Opposition to the Gospel of … Continue reading Shaking the Foundation

A Friend of Sinners?

A popular teaching today is that Jesus hung out with (was a friend of) the ungodly, while he avoided contact with the "super religious," which is often a popular reference to the godly. But Jesus was not a friend of the ungodly. He was a friend to those who obeyed him (Jn 15:14-15; Jas 2:23). … Continue reading A Friend of Sinners?

Beware of Evil Workers

Philippians 3:2-3 ESV “Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.” Man-Made Religion There are those who do teach salvation by works done in … Continue reading Beware of Evil Workers

Boldness to Keep Speaking

Acts 4:25-28 ESV “’Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed’— “for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius … Continue reading Boldness to Keep Speaking

Distancing From God

An Original Work / July 26, 2020 Distancing, distancing from their God, Many, many are a fraud. Turbulent, turbulent, round and round, Many ne’er get off the ground. Honoring, honoring not their Lord, Idols, idols they adore. Sacrifice, sacrifice to their gods, Idols they, instead, applaud. Minist’ring, minist’ring, not in faith, They trap people with … Continue reading Distancing From God

Toxic Authority

Titus 3:1-2 ESV “Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.” As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to be law-abiding citizens of our … Continue reading Toxic Authority

While We Wait for Him

2 Peter 3:11-13 ESV “Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will … Continue reading While We Wait for Him

Scoffers Have Come

2 Peter 3:1-2 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.” What predictions … Continue reading Scoffers Have Come