Make Straight the Way

Video Talk John 1:19-23 (key verse is 23) And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He … Continue reading Make Straight the Way

They Will Also Persecute You

John 15:4-5 ESV “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, … Continue reading They Will Also Persecute You

Their Feet Run to Evil

Isaiah 59:1-3 ESV “Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save,or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;but your iniquities have made a separationbetween you and your God,and your sins have hidden his face from youso that he does not hear.For your hands are defiled with bloodand your fingers with iniquity;your lips … Continue reading Their Feet Run to Evil

Tell of His Salvation Day to Day

1 Chronicles 16:23-29 ESV “Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods … Continue reading Tell of His Salvation Day to Day

Getting a Heart of Wisdom

Psalms 90:1-2 ESV “Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” To be “in Christ” means that we dwell in him and he dwells in us. But this doesn’t happen … Continue reading Getting a Heart of Wisdom

Guard Your Eyes, Minds, and Hearts

Psalms 101:1 NASB “I will sing of mercy and justice; To You, Lord, I will sing praises.” It is good, if possible, if we can use Bible study helps like Bible Gateway and Bible Hub, which are both on the internet, mainly because the English translations of the Bible do not always do justice to … Continue reading Guard Your Eyes, Minds, and Hearts

The Lord Knows the Way of the Righteous

Psalms 1:1-2 ESV “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” As followers of Jesus Christ we … Continue reading The Lord Knows the Way of the Righteous

Hope Deferred Grieves the Heart

Video Talk Proverbs 13:12 NASB “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” As I contemplated the meaning of this proverb, and as I prayed for understanding, there were two main “deferred hopes” that came to mind. The first one is the hope of salvation for my loved ones … Continue reading Hope Deferred Grieves the Heart

The Insolent Who Wander

Psalms 119:21-24 ESV “You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments. Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies. Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.” The Insolent Who are the … Continue reading The Insolent Who Wander