“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Matthew 2:6 ESV (cf. Micah 5:2) This was a prophecy given in the Old Testament about Jesus, the Christ, that he was to … Continue reading Our Ruler, Our Shepherd
How can we truly honor God in a way that is pleasing to him? How can we give Jesus Christ our glory and praise in a way that truly worships him? And, who decides how this should be done? Do we? Or, does God? Or, does it matter? Is God pleased with whatever way we … Continue reading Is Our Worship Honoring God?
Proverbs 31:1-5 ESV What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or … Continue reading Honoring of Women
Say to Them Leviticus 19:1-2a NASB Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them… (Cf. 1 Co. 14:1-3; Eph. 4:14-16; Eph. 5:18-20; Heb. 3:12-13; 1 Thess. 5:11) It is not just the prophets and the pastors and teachers and elders who are … Continue reading Speak to Them
Word of the Lord 2 Thessalonians 3:1 NASB “Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you…” Imagine with me, for a moment, this scenario: A man and a woman have been married for awhile. When they got married, they … Continue reading And Be Honored
In Isaiah 49 we read a prophecy concerning Jesus Christ, our Lord and Messiah, our Savior. And yet, as his followers, we are his body, and he dwells within us in the person of the Holy Spirit. So, we are to carry on his ministry on this earth, to do the things he did, in … Continue reading Honored You’ll Be
There is nothing so wonderful as the sound of voices singing together in adoration of God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There is also no better subject to sing about, in my opinion, than about God's grace to us in saving us from our sins via Jesus' shed blood on the cross, when he … Continue reading How Sweet the Sound