With All Your Heart

Joel 2:1-2, 11b ESV “Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the … Continue reading With All Your Heart

For the Will of God

1 Peter 4:1-2 ESV “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.” When … Continue reading For the Will of God

Your Hope Fully on the Grace

As Obedient Children 1 Peter 1:13-16 ESV “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you … Continue reading Your Hope Fully on the Grace

By the Word of Truth

Every Good Gift from God James 1:16-18 ESV “Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of … Continue reading By the Word of Truth

Created to be Like God

The Truth that is in Jesus Ephesians 4:21-24 ESV “But that is not the way you learned Christ! — assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through … Continue reading Created to be Like God

The Letters, in Summary

Revelation 1:1-3 ESV “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that … Continue reading The Letters, in Summary

Whoever Follows Jesus Christ

The Light of Life John 8:12 ESV “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’.” Jesus is the light of the world. The light is righteousness and truth, and it is the gospel of our … Continue reading Whoever Follows Jesus Christ

They Deny Him by Their Works

Minds and Consciences Defiled Titus 1:10-11, 15-16 ESV “For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.” “To the pure, all things are pure, but to … Continue reading They Deny Him by Their Works

By Way of Reminder

2 Peter 3:1-2 ESV “This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles…” Do you … Continue reading By Way of Reminder