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
Ad Nauseam (definition): This has to do with something that has been done repeatedly (habitually) over a long period of time. It has been done or said so often that it is now to a sickening, disgusting, ridiculous or excessive degree, i.e. to the point to where it makes someone sick (nauseous), and so he … Continue reading Ad Nauseam
January 24, 2020 We are all going to die one day. It is inevitable, unless the Lord returns first to take us home to be with him. My youngest sister died 5 years ago this month at the age of 61. My next to oldest brother died this past November at the age of 71. … Continue reading Contemplating Death
Grumbling and Disputing Philippians 2:14 ESV “Do all things without grumbling or disputing…” There is a massive “dispute” going on right now within the church over the gospel of our salvation. For there is a challenger which and who is standing in opposition to the Lord’s true gospel of grace. Primarily or foundationally the challenger … Continue reading The Challenger
The Lord is having me look this morning at the subject of hypocrisy, and he is leading me to read Matthew 23. But, it is a very long passage of scripture, so I am going to summarize it in a list of the characteristic traits of hypocrites, and then I will share Jesus’ words of … Continue reading Hypocritical Oaths
“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.” Deuteronomy 18:9 ESV What is our “land” the Lord has given to us, as Christians? It is our spiritual inheritance. It is our salvation from slavery to sin and … Continue reading To Him We Must Listen
To minimize something is to lessen, to reduce, to make smaller or to keep to a minimum. It is also to belittle, or to dismiss, to shorten, or to play down or to make light of something. It can also be to underestimate the importance of something, and thus to brush it off as not … Continue reading Dangers of Minimizing
Questionnaire (Survey) 1. Do you truly believe that you can be free from your slavery (bondage, addiction) to sin by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ? 2. Do you believe that Jesus not only paid the penalty for your sin, but that on that cross he put sin to death on your behalf so … Continue reading Do You Really Want to Change?