John 1:9-13 ESV “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, … Continue reading Not of the Will of the Flesh
Salt of the Earth Matthew 5:13 ESV “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.” Salt is used both as a preservative and as seasoning for … Continue reading Have You Lost Your Saltiness?
Our God is Faithful Psalms 119:89-91 “Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.” Our God is absolutely sovereign over all that he has … Continue reading He’s Faithful to Who He Is
Times of Difficulty 2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers … Continue reading Lovers of Pleasure or of God?
If we study the Scriptures, particularly the New Testament, in context, one verse at a time, chapter by chapter, and book by book, we will soon discover that the picture some of us have had painted to us of Jesus Christ and of his gospel, and of the life of a believer in Jesus, is … Continue reading For His Name’s Sake
Watch Out for Dogs! Philippians 3:2-4 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for … Continue reading The Worth of Knowing Jesus Christ
Lay Aside Every Weight Hebrews 12:1 ESV “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” We have the examples of the prophets of the Old … Continue reading Don’t Grow Weary or Fainthearted
Peter and John were under arrest for preaching about Jesus Christ and his gospel. The rulers in the temple of God took counsel against them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. “But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God … Continue reading Why Do They Rage?
Your Promise Gives me Life Psalm 119:49-50 ESV “Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” When we are going through trials, things which test our faith, things which cause pain and suffering and sorrow, we need … Continue reading My Comfort in Affliction
The Lord is My Portion Psalms 119:57-60 ESV “The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words. I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; I hasten and do not delay to … Continue reading I Entreat the Lord’s Favor