With Full Courage

Philippians 1:15-18 ESV “Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? … Continue reading With Full Courage

Deliver Us from Sinking

Psalm 69:4-8 ESV “More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore? O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden … Continue reading Deliver Us from Sinking

Don’t Be Gullible

Proverbs 14 ESV (Select vv) 2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. 5 A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. 25 A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful. Why is it that … Continue reading Don’t Be Gullible

Let Us Walk Properly

Romans 13:8-10 ESV Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love … Continue reading Let Us Walk Properly

So Many Lies

Not everyone who claims to have faith in Jesus Christ truly has faith. Not everyone who professes to be following Jesus Christ with his life truly is following Jesus Christ. Not everyone who makes promises keeps them. Not everyone who swears he or she is telling the truth really is telling the truth. Not everyone … Continue reading So Many Lies

At the Very Gates

Matthew 24:3-5 ESV As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will … Continue reading At the Very Gates

A People Divided

There are so many things which divide us as a nation, as a people, and as the children of God. We are divided by hatred, violence, political affiliation, denomination, race, religion, social status, culture, belief systems, etc. We are also divided by greed, love of power, idolatry, spiritual and physical adultery, wars of men, lies, … Continue reading A People Divided

Please Don’t Hate Me!

Please don’t hate me because I think differently from you on some things, or because I don’t celebrate Jesus Christ in all the same ways in which you do, or because my understanding of what scripture teaches may be a little bit different from yours. For, we both claim to believe in Jesus Christ, and … Continue reading Please Don’t Hate Me!

That I May Learn

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 4:44 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “I’ll Walk with God.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Psalm 119:65-72 (NASB). Teach Me (vv. 65-66) You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word. Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For … Continue reading That I May Learn

He is Watching

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 6:22 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “To Be Like Him.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Proverbs 15 (quoting select vv. NASB). Good and Evil 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good. 8 The … Continue reading He is Watching