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”

Storms of Destruction

Psalms 57:1 ESV “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.” What “storms of destruction” are we, as Christians, being faced with today? America’s Beginnings In America and in … Continue reading Storms of Destruction

Treated Outrageously!

1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 NIV “You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.” When we follow Jesus … Continue reading Treated Outrageously!

Putting on a Mask

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Outward Appearance “Wearing a mask” has … Continue reading Putting on a Mask

The Side-Walk Gospel

Colossians 2:1-3 ESV “For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and … Continue reading The Side-Walk Gospel

Addicted to Sin?

2 Timothy 4:1-5 ESV “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time … Continue reading Addicted to Sin?

Look for the Good

Philippians 1:18-21 ESV “Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always … Continue reading Look for the Good

The Attitude of Our Minds

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 hardness of heart. They … Continue reading The Attitude of Our Minds