Loving Jesus, Obeying His Word

John 14:21-24 ESV “’Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.’ Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, ‘Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and … Continue reading Loving Jesus, Obeying His Word

We’re Called According to His Purpose

Jeremiah 1:4-9 ESV “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “’Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.’ “Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I … Continue reading We’re Called According to His Purpose

Faith which Accords with Godliness

Titus 1:1-3 ESV “Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in … Continue reading Faith which Accords with Godliness

Gospel of Man or of God?

Jesus Gave Himself for Galatians 1:2-5 ESV “To the churches of Galatia: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever … Continue reading Gospel of Man or of God?

What it Means to Believe in Jesus

Believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of our lives means us humbling ourselves before him and us dying with him to sin and to self, and us living to him and to his righteousness, not just once, but continually until the day he takes us home to be with him. “And he said … Continue reading What it Means to Believe in Jesus

You Shall Talk of Them

Deuteronomy 6:1-3 ESV “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by … Continue reading You Shall Talk of Them

Full Assurance of Hope

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 Full Assurance of Hope

In the Joy of The Lord

Psalms 119:33-35 NIV “Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.” What commands of God’s must we … Continue reading In the Joy of The Lord

Whoever is Ashamed of Jesus

Luke 9:23 ESV And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” A lot of people get confused about God’s grace and his gift of salvation from sin. And, there is confusion about the gift of faith which he gives … Continue reading Whoever is Ashamed of Jesus

What Bread Are You Eating? Part 2

John 6:35 ESV (Jesus speaking): “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” As I explained in Part One of this series, Jesus Christ is the true bread of life. He gave us physical life, but he is also the giver of … Continue reading What Bread Are You Eating? Part 2