I am reading in Acts 3. Peter and John, on this occasion, had been instrumental in the healing of a man who was lame from birth. And all the people who were present saw the man who was lame now walking and praising God. And so Peter addressed the people, and he gave all the … Continue reading Appointed by God For His Service
The Children of The Light
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 ESV “Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will … Continue reading The Children of The Light
Accepting a Different Gospel?
Video Talk 2 Corinthians 11:1-4 ESV “I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve … Continue reading Accepting a Different Gospel?
Continuing in The Faith
Colossians 1:13-14 ESV “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” The “us” being referred to here are the saints of God, called of God to be holy, who are faithful in Christ Jesus. The … Continue reading Continuing in The Faith
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
Past? or Present?
Ephesians 2:1-3 ESV “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, … Continue reading Past? or Present?
Beware of Ungodly Influences
2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather … Continue reading Beware of Ungodly Influences
Loving Others Like Jesus Loved
1 John 4:7-8 ESV “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Loving one another appears to be the topic of late in several of the writings the … Continue reading Loving Others Like Jesus Loved
Do Not Forget the Lord
Deuteronomy 6:10-12 ESV “And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you … Continue reading Do Not Forget the Lord
He Who Stiffens His Neck
Proverbs 29:1,3 ESV 1He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. 3He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. This describes someone who is still living in slavery to sin. Sin controls him, although he does have a choice in … Continue reading He Who Stiffens His Neck