With Modesty and Self-Control

“I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works” … Continue reading With Modesty and Self-Control

Straight Paths for Your Feet

In Hebrews 12 we are taught that we must get rid of every hindrance to our walks of faith which is weighing us down and is keeping us from walking in full surrender to our Lord. And we are to forsake every sin which clings closely to us, i.e., which is our habit (practice, addiction). … Continue reading Straight Paths for Your Feet

A Faith of Equal Standing

2 Peter 1:1-2 ESV “Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” There are … Continue reading A Faith of Equal Standing

Fight the Good Fight

1 Timothy 6:3-4 ESV “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing.” A Different Doctrine What is the predominant doctrine being taught today in the gatherings of the … Continue reading Fight the Good Fight

A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

The Apostle Paul wrote this as a letter to Timothy, but that doesn’t mean that some or all of it can’t be applied to our lives in some way. For, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped … Continue reading A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

Letter or Spirit of the Law?

2 Timothy 3:1-5 NASB “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, … Continue reading Letter or Spirit of the Law?

Door A or B?

1 Timothy 6:6-10 ESV “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many … Continue reading Door A or B?

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

In Holiness and Honor

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 ESV “Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. … Continue reading In Holiness and Honor