Much Ado About Grace

Titus 2:11-14 ESV “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave … Continue reading Much Ado About Grace

What Were You Taught as the Truth?

Ephesians 4:17-19 ESV “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They … Continue reading What Were You Taught as the Truth?

Comfort and Encouragement

Philippians 4:10-12 ESV “I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how … Continue reading Comfort and Encouragement

Jesus Made the Way of Escape

Summary 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 (Some references to Hebrews 3:1-19) When the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years, after they had been released from their captivity in Egypt, they all ate the same spiritual food, and they all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and … Continue reading Jesus Made the Way of Escape

Don’t Listen to Strangers

John 10:1-10 ESV “’Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his … Continue reading Don’t Listen to Strangers

Those Who Belong to Christ Jesus

Galatians 5:16-17 ESV “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you … Continue reading Those Who Belong to Christ Jesus

Is Your Faith in Christ Sincere?

2 Timothy 1:5-7 ESV “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying … Continue reading Is Your Faith in Christ Sincere?

Saving and Losing

Luke 9:23 ESV “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” Faith in Jesus Christ is not just words we say. It is not a one-time decision to believe in Jesus which guarantees us heaven when we die regardless … Continue reading Saving and Losing

With the Same Way of Thinking

1 Peter 4:1-5 ESV “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For … Continue reading With the Same Way of Thinking