In Everything Glorify God

1 Peter 4:7-9 ESV “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” Time is Short None of us knows when we are going … Continue reading In Everything Glorify God

Don’t Wound the Wounded

We need to not treat people like the Pharisees treated the woman caught in adultery. We need to treat people like Jesus did. He spoke the truth in love. He wasn't soft on sin. But he was loving and kind to unbelievers and to true believers in him. He was only harsh with hypocrites who … Continue reading Don’t Wound the Wounded

Love as Jesus Loves

Love One Another John 15:12-15 ESV “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for … Continue reading Love as Jesus Loves

Can Faith Be Seen?

This writing is a response to these questions: Have you ever said, “That man (or that woman) is a person of faith”? If so, what did you mean by that? How would you define or describe a person of faith? What did or does that look like to you? What criteria do you use to … Continue reading Can Faith Be Seen?

But Take Heart!

Based off John 13-16 Tomorrow I will turn 70 years old, Lord willing. It is hard to believe that I have lived that long. And, the next day will be the year 2020, which is also so unbelievable, too. It seems so futuristic. It brings back memories of old SCI-FI movies I watched as a … Continue reading But Take Heart!

What’s on Your Mind?

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not … Continue reading What’s on Your Mind?

Abiding in Love

1 John 4:7-12 ESV Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only … Continue reading Abiding in Love

Are We All Ready?

1 Peter 1:13-25 ESV In the first half of 1 Peter 1, we learned that we who are in Christ Jesus, by faith in him, are called of God to the sanctification (purification, holiness) of the Holy Spirit and to obedience to Jesus Christ. And, we learned, as well, that being followers of Jesus Christ … Continue reading Are We All Ready?