Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading It Has Served to Advance the Gospel
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?
Psalms 23:1-3 ESV “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” Men who are pastors of churches (or what are falsely being called “church”) are … Continue reading His Rod and His Staff
Isaiah 5:18-19 ESV “Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood,who draw sin as with cart ropes,who say: ‘Let him be quick,let him speed his workthat we may see it;let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near,and let it come, that we may know it!’” There is an old hymn … Continue reading Wise in Own Eyes
We Cannot Stop Speaking I am reading in the Acts of the Apostles chapter four (Acts 4) about the persecution of the apostles, primarily (or only) Peter and John. Basically, they were healing people and they were sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people. And many of the Jewish rulers in the Jewish … Continue reading Hold on to Jesus, not to Sin
2 Chronicles 7:13-15 ESV “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I … Continue reading Why Things Happen the Way They Do
1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” False Unity We hear a lot … Continue reading With Whom are You Unifying?
2 Corinthians 1:3-7 ESV “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by … Continue reading For Your Comfort and Salvation
Isaiah 25:6-9 ESV “On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that … Continue reading Are You Ready to Meet Him?
Revelation 2:12-13 ESV “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. “‘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 … Continue reading We are The Conquerors!