The Gospel Under Siege

Ephesians 4:17-24 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading The Gospel Under Siege

Stiffened Necks and Rebellious Spirits

Proverbs 29:1, 10, 11 ESV 1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,     will suddenly be broken beyond healing. 10 Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless     and seek the life of the upright. 11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,     but a wise man quietly holds it … Continue reading Stiffened Necks and Rebellious Spirits

We are Certainly Blessed

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:1-3 ESV If we are poor in spirit, we are humble, not proud. … Continue reading We are Certainly Blessed

Set Apart for God

Psalm 24:3-6 ESV “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the … Continue reading Set Apart for God

Knowledge and All Discernment

Philippians 1:9-11 ESV “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and … Continue reading Knowledge and All Discernment