Wise or Foolish?

James 3:13 ESV Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. Wisdom includes knowledge, but knowledge alone is not wisdom. For, many people have lots of knowledge, including biblical knowledge, but they are not wise, because they don’t apply the good knowledge … Continue reading Wise or Foolish?

Prayer, Preaching, Perception

Colossians 4:2 ESV Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Sometimes, when I have heard people talk about the need to “read your Bible and pray,” I have found that their perception of prayer is of a very specific time set apart each day for talking to God, oftentimes specifically for bringing … Continue reading Prayer, Preaching, Perception

The Logos of The Cross

1 Corinthians 1:18-19 ESV For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Jesus Christ, God the … Continue reading The Logos of The Cross

The Guest

An Allegory A Practical Illustration of James 1* The Cast: Me/I – Jesus Christ, and to some extent his gospel messengers The Woman – the false church, man-made church, or individual lives The House – her stance, position, lifestyle, practices, mind and heart The Story Given to me by the Lord via a dream I … Continue reading The Guest

It Only Takes Once!

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by … Continue reading It Only Takes Once!