Two Branches from the Same Tree

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 Two Branches from the Same Tree

You are My Only Hope

Isaiah 53:1-3 ESV “Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no … Continue reading You are My Only Hope

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Galatians 5:1 NIV “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” When we come to faith in Jesus Christ, what slavery are we being set free from? We are being set free from our slavery to sin. … Continue reading Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

What is it We Practice?

The Practice of Sinning 1 John 3:4-8 ESV “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has … Continue reading What is it We Practice?

A Wedding or Funeral?

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” Matthew 7:13-14 ESV Jesus Christ is the … Continue reading A Wedding or Funeral?

Is God Pleased with You?

“For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from … Continue reading Is God Pleased with You?

Dangers of Minimizing

To minimize something is to lessen, to reduce, to make smaller or to keep to a minimum. It is also to belittle, or to dismiss, to shorten, or to play down or to make light of something. It can also be to underestimate the importance of something, and thus to brush it off as not … Continue reading Dangers of Minimizing

Do You Really Want to Change?

Questionnaire (Survey) 1. Do you truly believe that you can be free from your slavery (bondage, addiction) to sin by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ? 2. Do you believe that Jesus not only paid the penalty for your sin, but that on that cross he put sin to death on your behalf so … Continue reading Do You Really Want to Change?