In Returning and Rest

Isaiah 30:8-11 ESV “And now, go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come as a witness forever. For they are a rebellious people, lying children, children unwilling to hear the instruction of the Lord; who say to the seers, ‘Do … Continue reading In Returning and Rest

Keep Sharing the Truth

Acts 4:1-4 ESV “And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, … Continue reading Keep Sharing the Truth

Please Contend for the Faith

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 Please Contend for the Faith

Believe the Love that God has for Us

1 John 4:16-17 ESV “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because … Continue reading Believe the Love that God has for Us

If Anyone Loves the World

1 John 2:15-17 ESV “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but … Continue reading If Anyone Loves the World

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