Revelation 2:12-13 ESV “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who … Continue reading We are The Conquerors!
Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy … Continue reading Do You Take God Seriously?
Proverbs 22:3 ESV “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.” The Simple Go On I was reminded this evening of an old secular song called, “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” But true love is not something you just fall into, for you can just as easily … Continue reading Wisdom or Folly? You Choose!
Isaiah 1:2-3 ESV “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: ‘Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand’.” Under the Old Covenant, God’s … Continue reading A People Laden with Iniquity
My husband Rick and I are in a place where many people are also situated, more people than most realize, and it isn’t a physical place, but it is in a marriage situation where one spouse is or was a sex addict and the other is not. Both are professing Christians, though, but one has … Continue reading Sexual Immorality among Professing Christians
1 Corinthians 5:1-5 ESV “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. “For … Continue reading Sin Permeating the Church
Colossians 2:6-7 ESV “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” When we receive Christ Jesus the Lord (Owner-Master) by God-given faith in him, we are crucified with Christ in death to … Continue reading Putting Off the Body of the Flesh
In America, today is a day we traditionally celebrate our human fathers. The day is referred to as “Father’s Day,” so I am going to focus more today on the role of the husband and father than I am on the role of the wife and mother. And actually that is appropriate because the man … Continue reading Men, Love Your Wives
Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” To be imitators of God means that we need to surrender our lives to Jesus Christ. We must forsake all sinful practices, and … Continue reading Empty Words, Empty Lives
Proverbs 23:26-28 ESV “My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. For a prostitute is a deep pit; an adulteress is a narrow well. She lies in wait like a robber and increases the traitors among mankind.” A Prostitute is a Deep Pit So, what is the biggest pit that … Continue reading She Lies in Wait Like a Robber