You Shall Talk of Them

Deuteronomy 6:1-3 ESV “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by … Continue reading You Shall Talk of Them

Time to Wake Up

Romans 13:8-10 ESV “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,’ and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: ‘You shall love … Continue reading Time to Wake Up

Thankful for My Church Family

2 Thessalonians 1:3-4 NASB “We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is only fitting, because your faith is increasing abundantly, and the love of each and every one of you toward one another grows ever greater. As a result, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches … Continue reading Thankful for My Church Family

Chosen to Be Obedient

1 Peter 1:13-16 NIV “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called … Continue reading Chosen to Be Obedient

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!