Backing Up What I Say

Video Talk Acts 20:29-32 ESV “I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or … Continue reading Backing Up What I Say

Preserving the Truth of the Gospel

Galatians 2:4-6 ESV “Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for … Continue reading Preserving the Truth of the Gospel

Like God, or Liked by Others?

Isaiah 43:8-13 ESV Bring out the people who are blind, yet have eyes, who are deaf, yet have ears! All the nations gather together, and the peoples assemble. Who among them can declare this, and show us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right, and let them hear and say, … Continue reading Like God, or Liked by Others?

Test the spirits to See

Don’t Believe Every Spirit 1 John 4:1-3 ESV “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh … Continue reading Test the spirits to See

Our Actions Matching Our Words

When studying the Scriptures, it is critical that we read them in context. For example, the letters (epistles) in the New Testament were originally not written in chapter and verses. Romans, for example, is all one letter. So, we can’t pull some verses out of Romans and build our doctrine around them without comparing them … Continue reading Our Actions Matching Our Words

Transformation

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 Transformation

Testing Every Influence

1 John 4:1 ESV “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” So, what is meant here by the word “spirit”? It literally means Spirit, spirit, wind or breath. And, the reason we must test these … Continue reading Testing Every Influence

Testing the Spirits

I John 4:1-3 ESV Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and … Continue reading Testing the Spirits

Telling the Truth

A Partial Allegory 1 Timothy 2:1-7 ESV First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing … Continue reading Telling the Truth