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

Bow the Knee

Luke 11:14-16 ESV “Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. But some of them said, ‘He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,’ while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven.” … Continue reading Bow the Knee

Strength and Courage

Ephesians 3:7-10 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 Strength and Courage

On Some Points

Romans 15:14 ESV “I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another." If we are in Christ Jesus, by God-given faith in him, and if we have died with him to sin, and if we are living to him … Continue reading On Some Points

Walking in Wisdom

Steadfast and Watchful Colossians 4:2 ESV “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Pray without ceasing, the Bible tells us (1 Thess. 5:17). We are to be constant in prayer, it says (Rom. 12:12). And, we are to pray at all times in the Spirit (Eph. 6:18). So, is that even possible? … Continue reading Walking in Wisdom