Should we Continue in Sin?

Romans 6:1-4 ESV “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried … Continue reading Should we Continue in Sin?

That They Might Bring us Back Into Slavery

To Spy Out Our Freedom Galatians 2:4-6 ESV “Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the … Continue reading That They Might Bring us Back Into Slavery

Proclaiming Freedom for the Captives

But in the Power of God 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and … Continue reading Proclaiming Freedom for the Captives

No Longer Conformed to Sinful Passions

1 Peter 1:13 ESV “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” The Church in Exile This was written to the church in exile. There are several different thoughts we can read about in Bible … Continue reading No Longer Conformed to Sinful Passions

Two Branches from the Same Tree

Galatians 2:4-6 ESV “Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for … Continue reading Two Branches from the Same Tree

Many Believed in Him

I am reading in John 8, beginning with verse 12. Much of it I will summarize, for it is a lengthy passage of Scripture. “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:12 ESV … Continue reading Many Believed in Him

Sexual Idolatry

Jeremiah 17:1-3 ESV “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars, while their children remember their altars and their Asherim, beside every green tree and on the high hills, on the … Continue reading Sexual Idolatry

On Account of These

Colossians 3:5-6 ESV “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming." Because these types of sins have been able to run rampant within the church for a long time, all under the guise … Continue reading On Account of These