Humble, Selfless and Obedient

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.” We are living in some difficult days now. I believe … Continue reading Humble, Selfless and Obedient

Merciful, Blameless and Pure

Psalm 18:25-26 ESV “With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; with the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.” Merciful Who are the merciful? And, what does it mean to be merciful? According to Bible Hub’s Hebrew Interlinear, the word … Continue reading Merciful, Blameless and Pure

Before It’s Too Late

Romans 12:1 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.” When you think of worship of God, what comes to mind immediately? In America, the response I often get is this image of … Continue reading Before It’s Too Late

Surrendered to Jesus Christ

Have This Mind Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And … Continue reading Surrendered to Jesus Christ

Defining Love

What is love? When someone says, “I love you,” what is that saying to you? When a brother or sister in Christ says to you, “I love you,” what do you believe that should mean? And, what does it say to you when they say it but their actions speak just the opposite? Lastly, what … Continue reading Defining Love

Outside the Box

Has God ever called you to do something, or to a ministry, which was “outside the box”? To something unconventional by human standards? To something that didn’t fit in with the norms of institutional religion? And, you knew, that by accepting this call on your life, that you were going to face the possibility of … Continue reading Outside the Box

It Should Show

Friday, September 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “What Blessed Communion.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Philippians 2 (Select vv. NASB). Fellowship of the Spirit (vv. 1-4) Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there … Continue reading It Should Show

Like Christ

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:41 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Oh, To Be Like Thee, Blessed Redeemer.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read several scriptures (ESV) on the subject of Christ-likeness. Image of Christ (Ro. 8:29; 2 Co. 3:18 NASB) “For those whom he foreknew he also … Continue reading Like Christ

When Sorrow Comes

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Look to God.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Peter 3 (select vv. NASB). Be Harmonious (vv. 8-9) To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil … Continue reading When Sorrow Comes