This passage of Scripture in 2 Timothy 3 begins by painting a vivid picture of the spiritual condition of people (not all people, but probably most) in these last days before the return of Christ: “For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, … Continue reading Lessons to Be Learned from All Scripture
Are You on Fire for the Lord?
Revelation 2 ESV “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested … Continue reading Are You on Fire for the Lord?
Confession and Belief
Romans 10:9-10 ESV “Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Now, there are many people today within … Continue reading Confession and Belief
In View of God’s Mercy
Romans 12:1-2 NIV “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will … Continue reading In View of God’s Mercy
Are You a Servant of the Lord?
Malachi 3:13-15 ESV “Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’ You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts? And now we call … Continue reading Are You a Servant of the Lord?
Setting our Minds on the Things of God
Romans 8:1-8 ESV “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his … Continue reading Setting our Minds on the Things of God
Still Living as Slaves of Sin?
Romans 6:1-6 ESV “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried … Continue reading Still Living as Slaves of Sin?
He Who has Clean Hands and a Pure Heart
Psalms 24:3-6 ESV “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the … Continue reading He Who has Clean Hands and a Pure Heart
they are thrilled
An Original Work / October 18, 2021 Tardy, tardy, not on time Lazy, lazy, it’s a crime Truthful, truthful, rein them in Teach them: “Don’t give in to sin” All their idols in a row They put on a fancy show Crowds are coming, lusts fulfilled Cheap grace gospel – they are thrilled Fancy parties, … Continue reading they are thrilled
An Original Work / October 15, 2018 Tricked by masters Duped by fools Conned by artists Using tools They pull the wool Over eyes Always catch folks By surprise Clever crafters Do their tricks Searching victims Them to prick Be on your guard Prayerfully Trust in Your Lord Patiently Don’t be quick to Judge the … Continue reading Hoodwinked