Walk It! Don’t Just Talk It!

2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV “Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others.” The Fear of the Lord Do we know what it means to fear the Lord? It means that we honor, value, esteem, revere, respect, worship and obey him. We are not hearers of the word only, but we are doers of … Continue reading Walk It! Don’t Just Talk It!

Long for the Pure Word of God

As Obedient Children 1 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” In 1 Peter 1 … Continue reading Long for the Pure Word of God

Conditional or Unconditional?

John 8:31-32 NIV “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” There are many people today who are teaching that God’s love for us is unconditional. Is it? It is … Continue reading Conditional or Unconditional?

Please Take Note of This

James 1:19-21 NIV “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the … Continue reading Please Take Note of This

Not What You Know, What You Do

James 3:13 ESV “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.” Wisdom is not the same as intellectual knowledge. Someone can have a lot of book smarts and not be wise at all. Someone could have a seminary degree in biblical studies … Continue reading Not What You Know, What You Do

Loving Others as Jesus Loves Us

1 John 4:7-8 ESV “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” The word “love,” in the English language, can mean many things. Some people use the word … Continue reading Loving Others as Jesus Loves Us