Our Freedom in Christ

Introduction This passage of scripture in Romans 15, in context, is a continuation of the previous chapter, which addresses the subject of disputable matters among believers in Jesus Christ. It has to do with differences of belief with regard to matters of conscience and with respect to traditions, rituals, and religious ceremonies, but it is … Continue reading Our Freedom in Christ

She Swallowed a Spider

James 3:1-5a ESV Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If … Continue reading She Swallowed a Spider

It Never Changes

Hebrews 6:1-3 ESV Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do … Continue reading It Never Changes

Sowing Our Seed

Ecclesiastes 11:5-6 ESV As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which … Continue reading Sowing Our Seed

God is Watching

Psalm 139:1-6 ESV O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O … Continue reading God is Watching

Charlatans

A Charlatan is an impostor, a fake, a fraud, a swindler and a con artist; “one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability” (M-W Dictionary). And, a fraud is one who deceives, schemes and tricks others with his lies; with his pretenses and his clever stories he makes up. And fraud, itself, is “deceit, … Continue reading Charlatans

He Hears Their Cries

James 5:1-6 ESV Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the … Continue reading He Hears Their Cries