Our Minds on Jesus

1 Peter 1:1-5 ESV “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, … Continue reading Our Minds on Jesus

My Heart’s Desire and Prayer

Romans 10:1-4 ESV “Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to … Continue reading My Heart’s Desire and Prayer

He Upholds the Universe

Hebrews 1:1-4 ESV “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory … Continue reading He Upholds the Universe

Being Justified by Faith

Romans 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Literally this should read, “Therefore, being justified by … Continue reading Being Justified by Faith

What Do We Long For?

Psalm 14:1-3 ESV “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. “The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. “They have all turned aside; together … Continue reading What Do We Long For?

Pure Hearts and Good Consciences

In 1 Timothy, chapter one, Paul wrote to warn against those who are teaching false doctrine, who are swerving from pure hearts and good consciences and sincere faith, and who have wandered off to vain (empty, useless, and conceited) discussion, lacking in understanding of the truth. He went on to talk about how the law … Continue reading Pure Hearts and Good Consciences