The Grace in Which We Stand

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.” Justified by Faith To be justified is to … Continue reading The Grace in Which We Stand

A Great Persecution Against the Church

Acts 8:1 ESV “And Saul approved of his execution.” Saul (later called the Apostle Paul) approved of the execution of Stephen, who was a man of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom – a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit. For, some people hated Stephen, and so they plotted … Continue reading A Great Persecution Against the Church

Long for the Pure Word of God

As Obedient Children 1 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” In 1 Peter 1 … Continue reading Long for the Pure Word of God

Is Obedience to God Necessary?

I saw this quote on Facebook today: “Our obedience to God is not going to get us to heaven. It’s the fruit we live out because we are headed to heaven. Paul calls it ‘spiritual worship’ in Romans 12:1. It’s the service we know we should do, but we sometimes need a reminder to do. … Continue reading Is Obedience to God Necessary?

Guarded Through Faith

1 Peter 1:3-5 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 Guarded Through Faith

Teach Sound Doctrine

Titus 2:1 NASB “But as for you, proclaim the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.” When we share the gospel of Jesus Christ and the truths of Scripture with others, we need to be diligent concerning making certain, as best as we understand it, that we are proclaiming what is in accord with sound … Continue reading Teach Sound Doctrine

Conditional or Unconditional?

John 8:31-32 NIV “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” There are many people today who are teaching that God’s love for us is unconditional. Is it? It is … Continue reading Conditional or Unconditional?

A Fearful Thing

Hold Fast! Hebrews 10:19-25 ESV “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw … Continue reading A Fearful Thing

We Can Be Free!

Psalm 119:153-154 “Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law. Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!” Many people are professing faith in Jesus Christ, and they are believing him for their salvation from sin. They want the Lord to deliver them from … Continue reading We Can Be Free!