A Few Things Against

Revelation 2:13-15 ESV “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 was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you: you have some there who … Continue reading A Few Things Against

For Our Instruction

The Rock was Christ 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 ESV “For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank … Continue reading For Our Instruction

Yeah, I Know, but ‘Yadda, Yadda’

Summary 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 The children of God in the Old Testament, during the time of the exodus from Egypt, when God freed them from their slavery, ended up wandering in the wilderness for some forty years due to the hardness of hearts of the vast majority of them, and because of their disobedience (their … Continue reading Yeah, I Know, but ‘Yadda, Yadda’

Unless You Fail the Test

Summary 2 Corinthians 1-12 The Corinthian church was riddled with sin, especially sexual immorality, I believe. It was questionable, thus, as to the legitimacy of everyone’s faith. So, Paul encouraged them to be reconciled to God, and he urged them not to receive God’s grace in vain. He also urged them to return to him … Continue reading Unless You Fail the Test

Make Your Choice

Don’t Be Idolaters Psalm 16:4 ESV “The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.” The New Testament speaks often on the subject of idolatry, and of its consequences. In 1 Co 5:11 the church is … Continue reading Make Your Choice

Suffering for The Truth

2 Peter 3:2-3 ESV “You should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.” Scoffers and Sinful Desires People who scoff at others speak derisively … Continue reading Suffering for The Truth

Loving God and Spouse

1 Corinthians 6:12-13 ESV “’All things are lawful for me,’ but not all things are helpful. ‘All things are lawful for me,’ but I will not be dominated by anything. ‘Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food’—and God will destroy both one and the other.” As followers of Jesus Christ we … Continue reading Loving God and Spouse

Seared Consciences

Matthew 15:19-20a ESV “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person.” What is meant here by the heart? The heart (kardia in Greek) is also translated as mind, character, inner self, will, and the center of our being. It is also … Continue reading Seared Consciences

Are We Truly Grieving?

1 Corinthians 5:1-2 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.” Let’s … Continue reading Are We Truly Grieving?

Dishonorable Passions

Romans 1:18-23 ESV “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, … Continue reading Dishonorable Passions