Have This Mind

Philippians 2:5-11 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 Have This Mind

Clearheaded Discernment

Romans 12:1-2 ESV I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what … Continue reading Clearheaded Discernment

“Safe” or Sound?

Ecclesiastes 11:1-4 ESV Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to … Continue reading “Safe” or Sound?

Total Surrender

“The doctrine of justification by faith—a Biblical truth, and a blessed relief from sterile legalism and unavailing self-effort—has in our time fallen into evil company and been interpreted by many in such manner as actually to bar men from the knowledge of God. The whole transaction of religious conversion has been made mechanical and spiritless. … Continue reading Total Surrender

The Truth in Jesus

Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading The Truth in Jesus

Buy Without Money

Isaiah 55:1-3 ESV Cf. John 4:10-15; Revelation 3:14-22 “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters…” To Thirst For To thirst is to long for, to desire, to hunger after something. It has to do with our appetites – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As human beings, we live in flesh bodies, and so in … Continue reading Buy Without Money

Why Say “Yes”?

Luke 1:26-38 ESV In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the … Continue reading Why Say “Yes”?