Keep Me Safe, Lord

2 Timothy 1:8-12 ESV “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, … Continue reading Keep Me Safe, Lord

Suffering as a Good Soldier of Christ

2 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” Being Strengthened by the Grace All of us who are in Christ … Continue reading Suffering as a Good Soldier of Christ

Honoring Christ with Our Lives

Paul was being persecuted for his walk of faith in Jesus Christ and for the message of the gospel of our salvation. He was in prison for preaching Jesus Christ crucified and risen from the dead. But it wasn’t just him who was under attack, for his enemy was truly against Jesus Christ and his … Continue reading Honoring Christ with Our Lives

I Press on Toward the Goal

Philippians 3:7-11 ESV “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may … Continue reading I Press on Toward the Goal

Fiery Trials to Test You

Don’t Be Surprised! 1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” A fiery … Continue reading Fiery Trials to Test You

I Rejoice in My Sufferings

Colossians 1:24-26 ESV “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, … Continue reading I Rejoice in My Sufferings

Not to Be Served But to Serve

Matthew 20:17-19 ESV “And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death and … Continue reading Not to Be Served But to Serve

Our Enemy Wants to Devour Us

1 Peter 5:5-7 NIV “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “’God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Humble Yourselves The … Continue reading Our Enemy Wants to Devour Us

His Glory and Praise

Matthew 20:17-19 ESV And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death and … Continue reading His Glory and Praise