1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 NIV “You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.” When we follow Jesus … Continue reading Treated Outrageously!
An Original Work / July 26, 2020 Distancing, distancing from their God, Many, many are a fraud. Turbulent, turbulent, round and round, Many ne’er get off the ground. Honoring, honoring not their Lord, Idols, idols they adore. Sacrifice, sacrifice to their gods, Idols they, instead, applaud. Minist’ring, minist’ring, not in faith, They trap people with … Continue reading Distancing From God
An Original Work / July 10, 2020 Teaming, steaming, Idols gleaming, Whirlwind, whirlwind, What’s your thinking? Soap box! Soap box! All are actors. Truthing, lying Are the factors. Myst’ry! Myst’ry! All is a ruse. True objective Is to confuse. Pageant! Pageant! All are on stage, Hoping we’ll turn The foll’wing page. Captive! Captive! Take them … Continue reading What’s Your Thinking?
An Original Work / April 26, 2020 Dancing, dancing in the wind, Flickering, flickering, idols grim. Movies, movies, what’s in store? The grim reaper at your door. Trickery, trickery, that’s their way, So in hopes that you they’d sway. Horrid, horrid, all aghast! Messages, messages, out they blast! Pointless, pointless, all’s a game, So they … Continue reading The Grim Reaper
Tossed To and Fro Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, … Continue reading Live For Jesus
Not everyone who claims to have faith in Jesus Christ truly has faith. Not everyone who professes to be following Jesus Christ with his life truly is following Jesus Christ. Not everyone who makes promises keeps them. Not everyone who swears he or she is telling the truth really is telling the truth. Not everyone … Continue reading So Many Lies
“So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not … Continue reading Our Adversary
We live in an age of great deception. So much of what we hear from the pulpit (podium) in churches, from the news media, and from our government leaders cannot be trusted. We can’t trust much of what we read on the internet, either, or on social media sites, or even on Christian-based discussion sites. … Continue reading Mouths of Liars Stopped
Proverbs 23:1-3, 6-9 ESV When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food… Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not … Continue reading Guarding Our Hearts
Introduction This passage of scripture in Romans 15, in context, is a continuation of the previous chapter, which addresses the subject of disputable matters among believers in Jesus Christ. It has to do with differences of belief with regard to matters of conscience and with respect to traditions, rituals, and religious ceremonies, but it is … Continue reading Our Freedom in Christ