John 9:1-3 ESV “As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.’” … Continue reading We Must Work the Works
Revelation 2:2-4 ESV “I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you … Continue reading To the One Who Conquers
James 2:14-17 ESV “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them … Continue reading Faith Lacking Works is Dead
Revelation 3:1-2 ESV And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: “The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for … Continue reading Mostly Dead
John 6:35 ESV (Jesus speaking): “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” The True Bread Jesus Christ, God the Son, is the giver of life, both physically and spiritually. He is our creator God, the second person of our Triune God … Continue reading What Bread Are You Eating?
Hebrews 4:1-2 NASB Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not … Continue reading Belief
Does the subject of law and faith ever confuse you? I think it can be confusing for those of us who were born in the Messianic age, and not under the Old Covenant, as the Jews of old were. I think, too, that in this confusion a lot of false doctrines were born out of … Continue reading Law and Faith
Once we have trusted in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of our lives, does it matter to God what we do from that point on? Is obedience truly optional? Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his … Continue reading New or Used?
Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:58 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “When in The Stillness.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Titus 3:1-11 (Select vv. ESV). Every Good Work (vv. 1-2) Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every … Continue reading But When…
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 8:33 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Have Thine Own Way, Lord.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read James 2:14-26 (ESV). Dead Faith (vv. 14-17) What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that … Continue reading Dead or Genuine?