Jesus said that in the same way he was treated when he was on this earth, so will we be treated, IF we follow HIM. He said that as they hated and persecuted him, so they will hate and persecute us (Matt. 5:10-12; Matt. 10:16-25; Matt. 24:9-14; Lu. 6:22; Lu. 21:12-17; Jn. 15:18-20; Jn. 17:14). … Continue reading They’ll Call You Crazy
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm … Continue reading For His Praise and Glory
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. For your … Continue reading Wise and Innocent
So, you believe that you trusted in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of your life. You repented of your sins. You turned away from your old life of sin to follow Jesus in obedience to his will and to his ways. You believe he saved you from your sins, and that he has … Continue reading Our Faith Walk
Probably, when you came to faith in Jesus Christ, you were told that you must read your Bible and pray, for that is how you grow in your faith and in your walk with the Lord. But, what does that mean exactly? How is that done? And, are there wrong and right ways to read … Continue reading Not Enough Time?
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:18-19 ESV If we … Continue reading Hated for Christ
“‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’” Matthew 15:8-9 NIV The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were hypocrites, for they professed one thing but did another, as a matter of practice. Jesus said that they were good at … Continue reading Mouthing Confessions of Faith