1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 NIV “You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.” When we follow Jesus … Continue reading Treated Outrageously!
2 Timothy 3:1-5, 8-9 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure … Continue reading Abusive and Heartless
Disclaimer: This is not an actual letter to you by anyone in particular. But, it serves as a model of a letter of confession by an addict who is attempting to be honest and to come clean regarding his true motives and intentions, and regarding his true heart attitudes and behaviors. For this person, though, … Continue reading Confession of an Addict
An Original Work / September 24, 2019 Hear the whispers. Makes you think. Mind now wonders, “What’s the stink?” Is it factual? Makes you doubt. Hear what’s hidden In the clout. Preys on people Who’re naïve. Love they to make Many scenes. Who has done it? Do they know? Or, is all this Just for … Continue reading What’s the Stink?
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
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
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
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
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!
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