Not Cookie-Cutter Christianity

1 John 3:11-12 ESV “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.” The … Continue reading Not Cookie-Cutter Christianity

Desiring a Changed Life

Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading Desiring a Changed Life

A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

The Apostle Paul wrote this as a letter to Timothy, but that doesn’t mean that some or all of it can’t be applied to our lives in some way. For, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped … Continue reading A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

We Wait in Hope for The Lord

Psalms 33:4-5 NIV “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.” In today’s world, especially, it is difficult to discern truth from lies, for so many people are lying to us from … Continue reading We Wait in Hope for The Lord

Endure Hardship as Discipline

Hebrews 12:4-6 NIV “In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “’My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart … Continue reading Endure Hardship as Discipline

If Favor is Shown to the Wicked

Isaiah 26:1-3 ESV “In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: ‘We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks. Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because … Continue reading If Favor is Shown to the Wicked

No More Fakery!

Psalm 24:1-2 ESV “The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.” Amen! God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – not only created the earth and all who dwell therein, but it belongs … Continue reading No More Fakery!

Would You Recognize Him?

John 1:1-5 ESV “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of … Continue reading Would You Recognize Him?

With All Your Heart!

Zephaniah 3:1-2 ESV “Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city! She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God.” This “woe” is a declaration of some type of judgment against those who are rebellious against Almighty … Continue reading With All Your Heart!