Psalm 119:153-154 “Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law. Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!” Many people are professing faith in Jesus Christ, and they are believing him for their salvation from sin. They want the Lord to deliver them from … Continue reading We Can Be Free!
Malachi 1:6-8 ESV “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ … Continue reading I Pledge Allegiance
Philippians 3:2-3 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.” The Evildoers Under the Old Covenant Relationship God had with … Continue reading That I May Know Him
Jesus had just talked about hypocritical judging and doing to others as we would have them do to us. He told us that we are to enter the narrow gate that leads to life, rather than the wide gate that leads to destruction. And, then he warned us against false teachers who come to us … Continue reading Hearing and Doing Essentials
Psalm 139:1-6 ESV “O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O … Continue reading The Words We Speak
Psalm 95:1-5 ESV “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above … Continue reading Choose Life, Not Death
Always, when we are teaching the Old Testament, if we want to apply it to the church today, what we teach must be in accord with the New Covenant Relationship God has with his people, for we are not under the Old Covenant. We can’t teach Old Covenant theology to New Covenant people, in other … Continue reading Our Sabbath Rest
The Lord Jesus has led me to write a series of devotions on the subject of the church. This will be the fourth in that series, as I am looking into what the church should look like and how we should function as the body of Christ. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the … Continue reading The Church in Humility
“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 he gains the … Continue reading Would You Follow Jesus?