Live as People Who’re Free

1 Peter 2:11-12 ESV “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of … Continue reading Live as People Who’re Free

Your Throne, O God, is Forever

Hebrews 1:1-3 ESV “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory … Continue reading Your Throne, O God, is Forever

The State of The Church

Isaiah 62:1-3 ESV “For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch. The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name … Continue reading The State of The Church

Anointed to Bring the Good News

Isaiah 61:1 ESV “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” The prophecy is about … Continue reading Anointed to Bring the Good News

Jesus Christ, Our Edelweiss

When I woke this morning, the song “Edelweiss” was playing in my mind, so I searched the internet for the lyrics and for the meaning of “Edelweiss.” I learned that the word “Edelweiss” literally translates to 'noble white'. And noble means honorable, moral, decent, and upright. And white means clean, pure, unblemished, and dirt-free. So, … Continue reading Jesus Christ, Our Edelweiss

With Full Courage

Philippians 1:15-18 ESV “Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? … Continue reading With Full Courage

Not Peace, But a Sword

Matthew 10:34-36 ESV [Jesus Christ said:] “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's … Continue reading Not Peace, But a Sword

That He May Teach Us

Isaiah 2:1-3 ESV “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. “It shall come to pass in the latter daysthat the mountain of the house of the Lordshall be established as the highest of the mountains,and shall be lifted up above the hills;and all the nations shall flow to it,and … Continue reading That He May Teach Us