Are You Full of Idols?

Summary Acts 17:16-28 The Apostle Paul was in Athens. His spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. Some of the Epicurean … Continue reading Are You Full of Idols?

All About Christmas

It’s only October But I can’t get over How much now ‘bout Christmas, While Christ they do dismiss. For Christ’s not in Christmas. It isn’t His business. He’s not about Santa And that propaganda. He’s not about presents, On humans dependent To make life now matter, But with empty chatter. He’s not into light shows, … Continue reading All About Christmas

Broken Hearts

Oh, how hearts breaking. Sinners are faking, Lies they are making, Love they’re forsaking. Broken hearts aching. Liars pretending, And not hearts mending, And not love sending, Sin they’re defending, Truth they are bending. Shooting their arrows, Not good bedfellows, Not on road narrow, Lies they do swallow, All this foreshadowed. Immoral are they, E’en … Continue reading Broken Hearts

Seek Good, not Evil, and Live

Amos 5:4-5 ESV For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel: “Seek me and live; but do not seek Bethel, and do not enter into Gilgal or cross over to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into exile, and Bethel shall come to nothing.” If we are going to be followers of Jesus … Continue reading Seek Good, not Evil, and Live

Bring No More Vain Offerings

You People of Gomorrah Isaiah 1:10-11 ESV “Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! ‘What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed … Continue reading Bring No More Vain Offerings

Other Lords Have Ruled Over Us

Isaiah 26:13-14 ESV “O Lord our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone we bring to remembrance. They are dead, they will not live; they are shades, they will not arise; to that end you have visited them with destruction and wiped out all remembrance of them.” Our Lord … Continue reading Other Lords Have Ruled Over Us

But you Say, “How Have we Despised You?”

Malachi 1:6-8 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ … Continue reading But you Say, “How Have we Despised You?”

The Floods Have Lifted Up, O Lord

Psalms 93:1-2 ESV “The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.” Jesus Christ, our Lord, is the King of the whole world. … Continue reading The Floods Have Lifted Up, O Lord

You Will Say to Your Idols, “Be Gone!”

Isaiah 30:8-11 ESV “And now, go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come as a witness forever. For they are a rebellious people, lying children, children unwilling to hear the instruction of the Lord; who say to the seers, ‘Do … Continue reading You Will Say to Your Idols, “Be Gone!”

Carrying Out a Plan not God’s

Isaiah 30:1-5 ESV “Ah, stubborn children,” declares the Lord, “who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh … Continue reading Carrying Out a Plan not God’s