Seventeen years ago this month my husband and I were training to be church planters with the Christian & Missionary Alliance (The Alliance). Rick was going for his ordination, and I was going for my consecration. There was a district conference we both planned to attend, but Rick hurt his back and he could not … Continue reading Seventeen Years Ago
Walk in a Manner WorthyEphesians 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 … Continue reading After the Likeness of God
In a Manner Worthy Colossians 1:9-10 ESV “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: … Continue reading Delivered from the Domain of Darkness
Encouragement during Trials 1 Thessalonians 3:1-3 ESV “Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, that no one be moved by these afflictions.” … Continue reading We are Destined for Persecution
1 Thessalonians 4:1 ESV “Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.” Walk to Please God What is our walk? It is how we … Continue reading We Ought to Walk to Please God
2 Corinthians 13:5-6 ESV “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? —unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test.” Permissive or Strict? Many … Continue reading Do We Pass the Test?
Psalm 116:15-19 ESV “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds. I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord. I will … Continue reading Precious in the Sight of God
1 Jn 1:5-7 ESV: “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. IF WE SAY we have fellowship with him WHILE WE WALK in darkness, WE LIE and do not practice the truth. But IF WE WALK in … Continue reading IF, THEN WHAT?
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 The Attitude of Our Minds
1 Timothy 6:6-10 ESV “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many … Continue reading Door A or B?