In Holiness and Honor

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 ESV “Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. … Continue reading In Holiness and Honor

The Exchange

Philippians 3:7-11 ESV But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may … Continue reading The Exchange

Total Surrender

“The doctrine of justification by faith—a Biblical truth, and a blessed relief from sterile legalism and unavailing self-effort—has in our time fallen into evil company and been interpreted by many in such manner as actually to bar men from the knowledge of God. The whole transaction of religious conversion has been made mechanical and spiritless. … Continue reading Total Surrender

The Same Matters

Philippians 3:1-3 ESV Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit … Continue reading The Same Matters

I Pray for Them

“When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that … Continue reading I Pray for Them

My Spirit Rejoices!

If you were to write a psalm of thanksgiving and praise to your Lord for the great things he has done for you, in you, and through you, what would it say? What first comes to mind? How has that impacted your life? The Lord Jesus led me to read Luke 1 (Select vv. ESV). … Continue reading My Spirit Rejoices!

Birthrights for Sale?

The Lord Jesus led me to read Hebrews 12 (Select vv. NASB). Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. In our pursuit of peace with all people, we must remember that peace with all people is not to exclude peace with God. In other words, we … Continue reading Birthrights for Sale?

Conformity

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:23 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Lord Move Me.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Romans 12:1-2 (NASB). A Holy Sacrifice (v. 1a) Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable … Continue reading Conformity

Honor and Praise

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:41 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Jesus, I am Resting, Resting.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Peter 1 (Quoting select vv. NASB). Chosen by God (vv. 1-2) Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout … Continue reading Honor and Praise

Forgiveness

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 4:15 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Songs in The Night.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read various scriptures (in the ESV) on the subject of forgiveness of sins. Repentance for Forgiveness (Luke 24:44-47) Then he said to them, “These are my words that … Continue reading Forgiveness