The Affection of Christ

Philippians 1:1-6 ESV Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of … Continue reading The Affection of Christ

Who Hates the Light?

John 3:16 ESV “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Our God is a triune God – Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit – three distinct personalities in one person, one Godhead. They are all one God … Continue reading Who Hates the Light?

Wisdom of God, Not Man

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and … Continue reading Wisdom of God, Not Man

Riverside Peace

Philippians 2:1-2 ESV “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” In Christ Jesus So, for this to work, we have … Continue reading Riverside Peace

Fire it Up!

2 Timothy 1:1-7 ESV Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, … Continue reading Fire it Up!

Holy and Acceptable

Romans 12:1-2 ESV I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what … Continue reading Holy and Acceptable

Who Rises Up for Me?

Psalm 94:1-7 ESV O Lord, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. They crush your people, … Continue reading Who Rises Up for Me?