Minds and Consciences Defiled Titus 1:10-11, 15-16 ESV “For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.” “To the pure, all things are pure, but to … Continue reading They Deny Him by Their Works
Colossians 4:2-4 ESV “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how … Continue reading Open a Door for the Word
With Eloquence and Human Wisdom 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 NIV “And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ … Continue reading So Your Faith Might Not Rest on Human Wisdom
Matthew 7:13-14 NIV “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” What is this “narrow gate”? “Therefore Jesus said again, … Continue reading Where Do These Paths Take Us?
Psalm 121 ESV I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor … Continue reading The Lord, Our Keeper
Psalm 95:6-7 ESV “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.” We are to have no other gods before God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is … Continue reading For HE is Our God!
If You Abide John 8:31-33 ESV So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. … Continue reading Would You Love Him?
Psalm 2:1-3 ESV Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” So many Christians today, perhaps particularly here … Continue reading For or Against?
Philippians 3:17-21 ESV Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is … Continue reading Good and Bad Examples
Galatians 1:6-9 ESV I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an … Continue reading A Distorted Gospel