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

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”?

Are You Being False to the Truth?

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.” So many people today are teaching and/or living a gospel other than the gospel taught by Jesus and by his New Testament apostles. Many of them are claiming the blessings of … Continue reading Are You Being False to the Truth?

He Humbled Himself by Becoming Obedient

Philippians 2:3-4 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 He Humbled Himself by Becoming Obedient

What Shall I Render to The Lord?

Psalms 116:12-14 ESV “What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord, I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.” Some people would consider this to be just … Continue reading What Shall I Render to The Lord?

He Has Taken Away the Judgments

Zephaniah 3:14-17 ESV “Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil. On … Continue reading He Has Taken Away the Judgments

Unless You Turn and Humble Yourselves

Matthew 18:1-4 ESV “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom … Continue reading Unless You Turn and Humble Yourselves

He was Smitten by God

Isaiah 53:3-6 ESV "He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. … Continue reading He was Smitten by God

You Will Say to Your Idols, “Be Gone!”

Isaiah 30:8-11 ESV “And now, go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come as a witness forever. For they are a rebellious people, lying children, children unwilling to hear the instruction of the Lord; who say to the seers, ‘Do … Continue reading You Will Say to Your Idols, “Be Gone!”

Be Humble, Pray, Seek, and Turn

2 Chronicles 7:13-15 ESV “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I … Continue reading Be Humble, Pray, Seek, and Turn