1 John 3:11-12 ESV “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.” The … Continue reading Not Cookie-Cutter Christianity
Psalm 119:92-93 “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.” In this life we will have trouble. We will face difficult challenges which try our faith. We will have wicked people who are out … Continue reading The Wicked Lie in Wait
John 1:1-5 ESV “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of … Continue reading Would You Recognize Him?
One Who Seeks Only Rebellion Proverbs 17:9-11 ESV “Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool. An evil man seeks only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.” Although … Continue reading The Wisdom of Spiritual Discernment
Grumbling and Disputing Philippians 2:14 ESV “Do all things without grumbling or disputing…” There is a massive “dispute” going on right now within the church over the gospel of our salvation. For there is a challenger which and who is standing in opposition to the Lord’s true gospel of grace. Primarily or foundationally the challenger … Continue reading The Challenger
“O my people, what have I done to you? How have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember what Balak king of Moab devised, and what … Continue reading A Return to Slavery
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” Matthew 7:13-14 ESV Jesus Christ is the … Continue reading A Wedding or Funeral?
I live in the United States of America, which is a wealthy nation, an affluent nation in many respects. It isn’t that everyone here is wealthy, but perhaps by third world standards we all are. We have many freedoms and privileges that people in other nations do not have. We are pretty much free to … Continue reading Fattening Your Hearts?
So, you believe that you trusted in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of your life. You repented of your sins. You turned away from your old life of sin to follow Jesus in obedience to his will and to his ways. You believe he saved you from your sins, and that he has … Continue reading Our Faith Walk
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?