Unless You Turn and Humble Yourselves

Matthew 18:1-4 ESV “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom … Continue reading Unless You Turn and Humble Yourselves

Walk in Wisdom Toward Outsiders

Colossians 4:5-6 ESV “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” Toward Outsiders Our walk is how we live day in and day out. It is our thoughts, our attitudes, … Continue reading Walk in Wisdom Toward Outsiders

What are You Putting to Death?

Colossians 3:1-4 ESV “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. … Continue reading What are You Putting to Death?

Who Should We Honor?

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV “We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.” Now, who is this talking about? This is not talking about everyone who … Continue reading Who Should We Honor?

Whoever Brings Back a Sinner

James 5:19-20,16 ESV “My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, … Continue reading Whoever Brings Back a Sinner

They Say, “Peace, Peace,” When there is None

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 ESV “Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will … Continue reading They Say, “Peace, Peace,” When there is None

Now Think About These Things

Philippians 4:8-9 ESV “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the … Continue reading Now Think About These Things

I am Pressing On

Philippians 3:10-16 ESV “That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make … Continue reading I am Pressing On

Becoming Like Jesus in His Death

Philippians 3:2-3 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.” In the Scriptures, a “dog” is often a word used … Continue reading Becoming Like Jesus in His Death

God’s Forgiving of Sins has Conditions

2 Chronicles 7:11-15 ESV “Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king's house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished. Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer … Continue reading God’s Forgiving of Sins has Conditions