Galatians 3:1-9 ESV “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you … Continue reading Who Has Mesmerized You?
Matthew 16:5-12 ESV “When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’ And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, ‘We brought no bread.’ But Jesus, aware of this, said, ‘O you of little faith, … Continue reading Beware Liars and Deceivers
Romans 3:21-26 ESV “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of … Continue reading Our Faith in Practice
So, I have been going back and forth on what my diet should look like. I don’t want to be under bondage to “don’t touch” and “don’t taste,” with regard to food and drink. And, I want to be able to walk in freedom and not feel as though I have a hand smacking my … Continue reading Bad Guilt and Good Guilt
“Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law?” Galatians 4:21 ESV What “law” is being referred to here? Context is everything when interpreting what is meant by “the law.” For, the context reveals that this is speaking about the Old Covenant ceremonial and purification laws, not … Continue reading Slave or Free?
Today I am reading in Deuteronomy 13, which is in the Old Testament of the Bible, and which is a teaching under the Old Covenant Relationship God had with his people at that time. So, not all of this is going to apply to us, the church, today. Yet, some of this is repeated in … Continue reading Are You Being Tested?
“The doctrine of justification by faith—a Biblical truth, and a blessed relief from sterile legalism and unavailing self-effort—has in our time fallen into evil company and been interpreted by many in such manner as actually to bar men from the knowledge of God. The whole transaction of religious conversion has been made mechanical and spiritless. … Continue reading Total Surrender
Philippians 3:17-21; 4:1 NASB Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their … Continue reading In This Way
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 4:00 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “The Lord’s Anointed.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 2 Corinthians 3 (NASB). On Human Hearts (vv. 1-3) Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some, letters of commendation to you or … Continue reading Free The Captives
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “My Sheep.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Galatians 5:1-15 (NASB). Keep Standing Firm (v. 1) It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a … Continue reading Remain Steadfast