Our Freedom in Christ

Introduction This passage of scripture in Romans 15, in context, is a continuation of the previous chapter, which addresses the subject of disputable matters among believers in Jesus Christ. It has to do with differences of belief with regard to matters of conscience and with respect to traditions, rituals, and religious ceremonies, but it is … Continue reading Our Freedom in Christ

Reality

Introduction I am reading in Zephaniah, chapter three, for my time with the Lord today. This is speaking of Jerusalem, which today is the church, the bride of Christ. Yet, the true church is the people who have trusted in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives. It is not a building, not … Continue reading Reality

The Exchange

Philippians 3:7-11 ESV But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may … Continue reading The Exchange

Cleverly Devised Plans

1 John 3:4-10 ESV Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or … Continue reading Cleverly Devised Plans

Against Great Odds!

1 John 4:1-3 ESV Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and … Continue reading Against Great Odds!

Seared Consciences

2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will … Continue reading Seared Consciences

A Pile of Manure

I read Isaiah 25 for my quiet time with the Lord today. From this passage of scripture, the Lord has given me an illustration of how this is being lived out today in the church and in the world. A nation of people, though certainly not every individual within that nation, is depicted here as … Continue reading A Pile of Manure