Created for Good Works

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” There is a … Continue reading Created for Good Works

Are Works Essential?

Revelation 3:14-16 ESV “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor … Continue reading Are Works Essential?

Seize this Moment

Galatians 5:13-15 ESV “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that … Continue reading Seize this Moment

How are We Walking?

We read in the New Testament books of the Bible that, as believers in Jesus Christ, we are to walk in him, in his life, in his love, and not according to flesh – not according to sinful passions, but according to the Spirit, etc. For, Jesus Christ did not die on that cross just … Continue reading How are We Walking?

Those Who Belong to Christ

For Freedom Galatians 5:1, 13-15 ESV “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law … Continue reading Those Who Belong to Christ

Two Kinds of Wisdom

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. The book of James does not teach works-based salvation. It is also not opposed to the teachings of Paul, as some would state is the case. The teachings of James and … Continue reading Two Kinds of Wisdom