Doers of the Word

James 1:19-21 ESV “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” … Continue reading Doers of the Word

Obeying or Not Obeying?

Matthew 7:24-27 ESV “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on … Continue reading Obeying or Not Obeying?

With Humble Hearts We Come

2 Timothy 2:21-22 ESV “If anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord … Continue reading With Humble Hearts We Come

This is the Way; Walk in It

Video Talk Isaiah 30:21-22 ESV “And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. Then you will defile your carved idols overlaid with silver and your gold-plated metal images. You will scatter them as … Continue reading This is the Way; Walk in It

Do You Fear the Lord?

Psalms 103:11-18 ESV “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion … Continue reading Do You Fear the Lord?

Because I Love You

Psalms 103:17-19 ESV “But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.” A lot … Continue reading Because I Love You

Obedience to God is Key

Summary of the book of 1 John We read in 1 John 1 that if we claim to be in fellowship (partnership, relationship) with God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), via genuine faith in Jesus Christ, but while we continue in deliberate and habitual sin against the Lord, we are liars who do not live … Continue reading Obedience to God is Key

We Learn Obedience through Suffering

Hebrews 5:7-9 ESV “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he … Continue reading We Learn Obedience through Suffering

What does it Mean to be “In Christ”?

Summary Romans 8:1-4 This passage begins in verse one by letting us know that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. It does not say that there is no condemnation “for those professing to know Jesus Christ.” So, just because you make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ it doesn’t … Continue reading What does it Mean to be “In Christ”?

Do we Love our Lord’s Righteous Rules?

Psalms 119:105-106 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules.” Amen! God’s word to us is our Bible (Genesis to Revelation), though granted not all of it is a lamp to our feet and a light … Continue reading Do we Love our Lord’s Righteous Rules?