A Fountain of Life

Proverbs 14 (Select verses) ESV 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving. 9 Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance. 10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy. 11 The house of the wicked will … Continue reading A Fountain of Life

Stagnant Mud Puddles

John 13:34-35 ESV “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Comprehending Love What is love? Understanding what Jesus meant … Continue reading Stagnant Mud Puddles

God Does Not Betray

John 13:21 ESV After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” Facing the Reality Summary John 13:1-11 Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father. Now it was the Feast of … Continue reading God Does Not Betray

Big Ones and Little Ones

Trials of Various Kinds James 1:2-4 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” I like it that it says “trials … Continue reading Big Ones and Little Ones

Bread that is Not Bread

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat … Continue reading Bread that is Not Bread

Unmet Expectations

Scenario: The church at large, particularly here in the USA, though not the entire church, or every individual believer in Jesus Christ, has adapted itself to a false grace gospel. This gospel has all the appearance of being the true gospel, but it is deceptive, for it is a half-truth gospel promising people a false … Continue reading Unmet Expectations

Honor and Praise

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:41 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Jesus, I am Resting, Resting.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Peter 1 (Quoting select vv. NASB). Chosen by God (vv. 1-2) Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout … Continue reading Honor and Praise