Isaiah 61:1 ESV (cf. Lu. 4:18-19) “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” In … Continue reading Restorer of Broken Lives
Romans 6:1-4 ESV “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried … Continue reading Dead And Alive
Palm 120:1-2 ESV “In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.” What Lying Lips? What lying lips, and what deceitful tongues must we, the body of Christ, his church, be delivered from today? They are those who are teaching a … Continue reading A Second Work of Grace
We read in Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Eph. 2:8-9 ESV God’s grace to us is his gift to us. Our salvation from slavery to … Continue reading Shifting Shadows
“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” Titus 2:1 ESV What is sound doctrine? With so many different translations and interpretations of scripture out there in the world, how do we know which one is correct? How do we judge who is right and who is wrong? Well, first of all we … Continue reading Practice All These Qualities
This appears to be the third in a series of devotions the Lord Jesus is giving me on the subject of feelings vs. faith, and feelings vs. love for God and for others. “Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to … Continue reading Exchanging Truth for a Lie
How Can We Know? John 14:1-7 ESV “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for … Continue reading Do You Know The Way?
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies … Continue reading All That is Within Me
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And … Continue reading With Good Things
I am reading in Hebrews 12 today, which was written to those who profess faith in Jesus Christ. One of the central themes running throughout the whole book of Hebrews is to explain, in detail, what it means to truly be a follower of Jesus Christ, and to warn against apostasy, falling away, and unbelief … Continue reading Is it Well with Your Soul?