Oh That my Ways May be Steadfast

Psalms 119:1-8 ESV “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways … Continue reading Oh That my Ways May be Steadfast

Are You Being Trained in Righteousness?

Titus 2:11-14 ESV “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave … Continue reading Are You Being Trained in Righteousness?

Deny and Die and You Will Live

Luke 9:23-26 ESV “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if … Continue reading Deny and Die and You Will Live

What it Means to be In Christ

Who are in Christ Jesus? Romans 8:1-4 ESV “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could … Continue reading What it Means to be In Christ

We’re Called to Freedom

Galatians 3-4 Summary When the Jews were under the Old Covenant relationship with Almighty God, they were required to obey a litany of liturgical, ceremonial and purification statutes. But when Jesus Christ died on the cross and he became our sacrificial Lamb to take away the sins of the world, that old order was done … Continue reading We’re Called to Freedom

Ousted for Obedience to Christ

1 Peter 1:1-2 ESV “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, “To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: “May grace and peace … Continue reading Ousted for Obedience to Christ

The Proven Genuineness of Your Faith

1 Peter 1:1-2 NIV “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, “To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: … Continue reading The Proven Genuineness of Your Faith

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