Back to the Basics

The word “church” means “people called out from the world and to God,” “the universal (total) body of believers whom God calls out from the world and into His eternal kingdom,” and “belonging to the Lord” (https://biblehub.com/greek/1577.htm). But the word “church” has come to mean buildings, and denominations (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, etc.). And, these … Continue reading Back to the Basics

On Account of These

Colossians 3:5-6 ESV “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming." Because these types of sins have been able to run rampant within the church for a long time, all under the guise … Continue reading On Account of These

Freely Offered

King David had it in his heart to build a house for the Lord, but God told him that he would not be the one to build the house of the Lord, but his son Solomon would, instead. And, what strikes me now as I read this story again is that Jesus Christ, who is … Continue reading Freely Offered

House of Sacrifice

2 Chronicles 7:12 ESV “Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: ‘I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.’” In the time of Solomon, the “house of sacrifice” was the house of the Lord, his temple, which then was a … Continue reading House of Sacrifice

Humble, Pray, Seek and Turn

2 Chronicles 7:11-14 ESV “Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king's house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished. Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “’I have heard your prayer … Continue reading Humble, Pray, Seek and Turn

The Way of Truth

Do Not Love Worldliness 1 John 2:15-17 ESV “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not … Continue reading The Way of Truth

They Dug a Pit

Under Attack! Psalm 57:1-3 ESV Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. He … Continue reading They Dug a Pit

Weeds and Wheat

This is a lengthy passage of scripture, but to try to break it up in sections would do it an injustice, for we need to read this in its entirety all together in order to get the complete picture. And, then we can discuss it. The Parable Told Matthew 13:24-30 ESV He put another parable … Continue reading Weeds and Wheat