Dangerous Doctrines II

Romans 16:17-20 ESV “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the … Continue reading Dangerous Doctrines II

Dangerous Doctrines I

Romans 16:17-20 ESV “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the … Continue reading Dangerous Doctrines I

He Asks that we Love Him

The Rebellious and Defiled Zephaniah 3:1-2 ESV “Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city! She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God.” This speaks today to the rebellious and adulterous church who has turned away … Continue reading He Asks that we Love Him

Open a Door for the Word

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

I Found it Necessary

Jude 1:3-4 ESV “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, … Continue reading I Found it Necessary

The Side-Walk Gospel

Colossians 2:1-3 ESV “For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and … Continue reading The Side-Walk Gospel

Walk in The Good Way

Here in Jeremiah 6 we have another picture of God’s people living in adultery against God, in idolatry, and in utter wickedness. And, again the picture is one of hardened hearts which will not listen to the Lord, for they take no pleasure in the instructions of God. Although the Lord has been warning his … Continue reading Walk in The Good Way

To Their Own Harm

Hebrews 6:1-3 ESV “Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do … Continue reading To Their Own Harm

With All Your Heart!

Zephaniah 3:1-2 ESV “Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city! She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God.” This “woe” is a declaration of some type of judgment against those who are rebellious against Almighty … Continue reading With All Your Heart!

A Second Work of Grace

Palm 120:1-2 ESV “In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.” What Lying Lips? What lying lips, and what deceitful tongues must we, the body of Christ, his church, be delivered from today? They are those who are teaching a … Continue reading A Second Work of Grace