How can we truly honor God in a way that is pleasing to him? How can we give Jesus Christ our glory and praise in a way that truly worships him? And, who decides how this should be done? Do we? Or, does God? Or, does it matter? Is God pleased with whatever way we … Continue reading Is Our Worship Honoring God?
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he … Continue reading We Know His Voice
I am reading in Hebrews 12 today, which was written to those who profess faith in Jesus Christ. One of the central themes running throughout the whole book of Hebrews is to explain, in detail, what it means to truly be a follower of Jesus Christ, and to warn against apostasy, falling away, and unbelief … Continue reading Is it Well with Your Soul?
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Psalm 100:1-2 ESV What is joyful to the Lord? What brings him delight and pleasure? It is us, his saints, delighting in his righteousness and in his laws, which are for us to follow. … Continue reading The Sheep of His Pasture
Jesus Christ was getting ready to go to the cross to die for our sins, so that we could be liberated from our slavery to sin, and so we could become slaves of his righteousness. So, he spent some time with his disciples, talking with them, and preparing them for what was coming next. First … Continue reading Take Heart
The children of Israel in the days of Isaiah, the prophet, were in a unique situation never to be equaled again once Jesus Christ, their (our) Messiah, came to earth, died on a cross for the sins of the world, rose again, ascended back to heaven, and sent his Holy Spirit to indwell his followers. … Continue reading True Israel
Paul (earlier called Saul) was a Pharisee and a persecutor and a murderer of Christians before Jesus called him to faith in Himself. In fact, he was on his way to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests to persecute, imprison and/or to put to death the saints of God (Christians) when … Continue reading We are All Necessary