He Asks that we Love Him

The Rebellious and Defiled Zephaniah 3:1-2 ESV “Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city! She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God.” This speaks today to the rebellious and adulterous church who has turned away … Continue reading He Asks that we Love Him

Called According to His Purpose

Convinced of the Holy Spirit In Acts 21, we read how Paul was convinced of the Holy Spirit that he should go to Jerusalem, even knowing that he may be imprisoned there or even die there for the name of the Lord Jesus. And Paul was arrested there, and he was bound with chains, and … Continue reading Called According to His Purpose

The Cross Emptied of its Power?

1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power." There are many people today preaching a gospel, which they claim is the gospel of Jesus Christ, but the majority, it … Continue reading The Cross Emptied of its Power?

Shouldn’t We be Telling Them?

Isaiah 61:1-2 ESV “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; to proclaim the year … Continue reading Shouldn’t We be Telling Them?

We Pray for Our Loved Ones

I am reading in Acts 17 (ESV). Paul was in Thessalonica at the Jewish synagogue reasoning with the Jews regarding Jesus Christ, their Messiah, telling them that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead. And some of the Jews were persuaded to believe in Jesus. But the Jews … Continue reading We Pray for Our Loved Ones

By Which We are Being Saved

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ESV “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. “For I delivered to you as of first importance … Continue reading By Which We are Being Saved

Not of the Will of Humans

John 1:1-5 ESV “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of … Continue reading Not of the Will of Humans

“Speak to us Smooth Things”

Isaiah 30:1-2 ESV “’Ah, stubborn children,’ declares the Lord, ‘who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh … Continue reading “Speak to us Smooth Things”