Galatians 5:16-18 ESV “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you … Continue reading Walking by Faith, According to the Spirit
Off with the Old, On with the New As followers of Jesus Christ, we have died with Christ to sin that we might live to Christ and to his righteousness. Our old self was crucified with Christ in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer … Continue reading Teaching and Admonishing One Another
Psalms 143:1-4 ESV “Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. “For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has … Continue reading Are Your Pleas for Mercy Genuine?
Their Feet Run to Evil Isaiah 59:1-8 ESV “Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. For … Continue reading Our Redeemer Has Come
1 John 3:1-3 ESV “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has … Continue reading You are What You Practice
Isaiah 1:4 ESV “Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged.” A People laden with Iniquity Israel (of God) today is not a physical nation, and physical Jerusalem is no longer … Continue reading They Have Forsaken the Lord
1 Timothy 6:3-4 ESV “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing.” A Different Doctrine What is the predominant doctrine being taught today in the gatherings of the … Continue reading Fight the Good Fight
Philippians 2:3-4 ESV “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Selfish Ambition What is the reason Jesus died on that cross? Was it not that we might die … Continue reading Don’t Be Selfish
Do Not Be Deceived 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom … Continue reading Do You Not Know?
Isaiah 30:1-5 ESV “Ah, stubborn children,” declares the Lord, “who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh … Continue reading Who Carry Out a Plan