Defiled Minds and Consciences

Titus 1:7-9 ESV “For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be … Continue reading Defiled Minds and Consciences

The Wicked Lay Traps for the Righteous

Psalms 119:57-60 ESV “The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words. I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.” The Lord … Continue reading The Wicked Lay Traps for the Righteous

They Will Malign You

Matthew 10:24-25 ESV “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.” What this … Continue reading They Will Malign You

They Deny Him by Their Works

Minds and Consciences Defiled Titus 1:10-11, 15-16 ESV “For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.” “To the pure, all things are pure, but to … Continue reading They Deny Him by Their Works

Wise and Innocent

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. For your … Continue reading Wise and Innocent

Where He Leads Us

Ephesians 4:25-32 ESV Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, … Continue reading Where He Leads Us

Abominable Practices

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 ESV “When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations… And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, for these … Continue reading Abominable Practices

Discerning Error

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:11 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Broken and Contrite.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 2 Timothy 3 (NASB). Difficult Times (vv. 1-9) But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers … Continue reading Discerning Error