Have You Submitted to Christ?

Luke 9:23 ESV “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” If we want to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and as Savior of our lives, this is what it means to believe in him. It is consistently … Continue reading Have You Submitted to Christ?

Obedience to God is Key

Summary of the book of 1 John We read in 1 John 1 that if we claim to be in fellowship (partnership, relationship) with God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), via genuine faith in Jesus Christ, but while we continue in deliberate and habitual sin against the Lord, we are liars who do not live … Continue reading Obedience to God is Key

Created to be Like God

The Truth that is in Jesus Ephesians 4:21-24 ESV “But that is not the way you learned Christ! — assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through … Continue reading Created to be Like God

Let’s Go on to Maturity

The Elementary Doctrine Hebrews 6:1-3 ESV “Therefore, let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this … Continue reading Let’s Go on to Maturity

When God Shuts up the Heavens

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 When God Shuts up the Heavens

We All Stumble

James 3:1-2 ESV “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.” The … Continue reading We All Stumble

Every Knee Should Bow

Philippians 2:5-8 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading Every Knee Should Bow

Peace Like a River

But Not in Truth Isaiah 48:1, 4, 8 ESV “Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and who came from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of the Lord and confess the God of Israel, but not in truth or right… “Because I know that … Continue reading Peace Like a River