Living Lives Pleasing to God

Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” We read in the previous chapter that we, as believers in Jesus Christ, were created to be like … Continue reading Living Lives Pleasing to God

Love and Faithfulness

Psalms 85:1-3 NIV “You, Lord, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger.” Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, but not just to forgive them … Continue reading Love and Faithfulness

Are You a Follower of Jesus?

Psalms 103:1-6 NIV “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires … Continue reading Are You a Follower of Jesus?

To Do Your Will

Hebrews 10:4-10 ESV For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I … Continue reading To Do Your Will

Return Ye Unto God

The Israel of the Old Covenant is different from the Israel of the New Covenant in that they were God’s people by natural birth, whereas we are God’s children by spiritual birth. But we were/are both saved the same way, by faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, via repentance and obedience and submission to our … Continue reading Return Ye Unto God

In Whom do You Delight?

Lies vs Truth Psalm 1:1-2 ESV “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” The lie says … Continue reading In Whom do You Delight?

We All Stumble

James 3:1-2 ESV “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.” The … Continue reading We All Stumble

Every Knee Should Bow

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Every Knee Should Bow

Lovers of Light or Darkness?

He Gave His Son John 3:16 ESV “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” What is love? Simply put, it is giving of oneself to meet the legitimate needs of others. God so loved us that he (the … Continue reading Lovers of Light or Darkness?