Not the Slightest Suggestion

Call It What It Is Ephesians 5:3-4 ESV “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.” Now, the intention here is … Continue reading Not the Slightest Suggestion

Who Trembles at His Word

The Church Built by Human Hands Isaiah 66:1-2 ESV “Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to … Continue reading Who Trembles at His Word

God Has the Final Say

The Way of the Wicked Proverbs 15:9 ESV “The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.” The wicked are those who make it their practice to do evil, to sin against God. They are not just those who make no profession of faith in Jesus … Continue reading God Has the Final Say

‘Tis the Season

An Original Work / October 21, 2021 ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Light the trees, and hang the holly, Join in all the merrymaking, And in all the cookie baking. Light your candles on your altars, Don’t misstep, now don’t you falter, Cross your T’s and dot your I’s, Prepare yourself for the surprise. … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season

In the Wasteland, Prepare the Way

A Voice Cries Isaiah 40:3-5 ESV “A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And … Continue reading In the Wasteland, Prepare the Way

Time is Not Forever

The Scriptures Teach The Scriptures are filled with instructions and warnings which are for our good, to keep us from setting our hearts on evil like the Israelites of old did, and to keep us from falling into the devil’s trap, and into sin. They teach us that we must, as followers of Jesus, die … Continue reading Time is Not Forever

What’s the Goal of Our Faith?

2 Peter 1:1-2 ESV “Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, “To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: “May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” What is … Continue reading What’s the Goal of Our Faith?

The Wicked Gnash Their Teeth

Psalms 37:12-15 ESV “The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. “The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose way is upright; their sword … Continue reading The Wicked Gnash Their Teeth

Spiritual Poison Control

Psalms 27:11-14 ESV “Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence. “I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in … Continue reading Spiritual Poison Control

Is All Sin the Same?

James 2:1-4 ESV “My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one … Continue reading Is All Sin the Same?