Stiffened Necks and Rebellious Spirits

Proverbs 29:1, 10, 11 ESV 1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,     will suddenly be broken beyond healing. 10 Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless     and seek the life of the upright. 11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,     but a wise man quietly holds it … Continue reading Stiffened Necks and Rebellious Spirits

A Fearful Thing

Hold Fast! Hebrews 10:19-25 ESV “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw … Continue reading A Fearful Thing

A Life Worth Living

Every Kind of Evil Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their … Continue reading A Life Worth Living

We Must Grow to Maturity

Our Creator God Colossians 1:13-20 ESV “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in … Continue reading We Must Grow to Maturity

Put Away All Hypocrisy

1 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” As Christians, we are to live morally … Continue reading Put Away All Hypocrisy

Fear Not! Obey God!

Isaiah 41:8-10 ESV “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off”; fear not, for I … Continue reading Fear Not! Obey God!

The Whole Thing

Ephesians 3:7-9 ESV “Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and … Continue reading The Whole Thing

In Him We Live

1 Peter 2:13-17 ESV “Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should … Continue reading In Him We Live

Pure Hearts and Good Consciences

In 1 Timothy, chapter one, Paul wrote to warn against those who are teaching false doctrine, who are swerving from pure hearts and good consciences and sincere faith, and who have wandered off to vain (empty, useless, and conceited) discussion, lacking in understanding of the truth. He went on to talk about how the law … Continue reading Pure Hearts and Good Consciences

Have Unity of Mind

1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” We, as followers of Jesus, are … Continue reading Have Unity of Mind