Appearance of Life, but Really Dead

Revelation 3:1-6 ESV “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for … Continue reading Appearance of Life, but Really Dead

In the House of the Lord

Psalms 27:4-5 ESV “One thing have I asked of the Lord,that will I seek after:that I may dwell in the house of the Lordall the days of my life,to gaze upon the beauty of the Lordand to inquire in his temple.For he will hide me in his shelterin the day of trouble;he will conceal me … Continue reading In the House of the Lord

As You Come to Christ

I Peter 2:4-5 ESV “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." The church is … Continue reading As You Come to Christ

To Offer Spiritual Sacrifices

1 Peter 2:4-5 ESV “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” The church is … Continue reading To Offer Spiritual Sacrifices

Caring for One Another

Spiritual Gifts and Ministries The subject matter of 1 Corinthians 12 is spiritual gifts and ministries within the church, the body of Christ. And this is speaking of the universal body of Christ of which all genuine believers in Jesus Christ are members. We need no other membership other than to be members of Christ’s … Continue reading Caring for One Another

Not Neglecting to Meet Together

Hebrews 10:19-23 ESV “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with … Continue reading Not Neglecting to Meet Together

Ought You Not Rather to Mourn?

1 Corinthians 5:1-2 ESV “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.” Sexual … Continue reading Ought You Not Rather to Mourn?

Ticky-Tacky Houses of Worship

1 Peter 2:4-5 ESV “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” Traditional Church Mindset … Continue reading Ticky-Tacky Houses of Worship

I Will Not Be Quiet

Isaiah 62:1-3 ESV “For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch. The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name … Continue reading I Will Not Be Quiet

God’s Purpose for His Church

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” If we … Continue reading God’s Purpose for His Church