With regard to the Christian faith and doctrine, we can’t make up our own version of the gospel message. We can’t ignore the Scriptures we don’t like and build our doctrine of salvation around a few select passages of Scripture which are being taught outside their context. We must look at the whole of what … Continue reading If We Love Jesus
Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading That Christ will be Honored in my Body
James 1:16-18 ESV “Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be … Continue reading Our Eternal God Does Not Change
Philippians 3:17 “Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.” I don’t know personally very many people who are walking (in conduct, in practice) according to how Paul and the other New Testament apostles conducted their lives, as a matter of practice, … Continue reading They Glory in Their Shame
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.” So, this love is from God. It is not human love. It is not based on … Continue reading How Should we Love One Another?
Do you ever feel like what you have done is so bad that you could never be forgiven? Are you afraid to tell the truth for fear you will be rejected? Or, out of fear of other consequences? Do you remain in sinful addiction because you have given up hope of ever changing? The Lord … Continue reading FREE INDEED
An Original Work / August 13, 2021 “Pointless! Pointless!” the argument says From those from Jesus their lives they’ve fled. They see no hope in their battle ‘gainst sin, Because Christ Jesus they’ve not let in. They’ve not surrendered their all to him, But they’re still controlling everything. They want their vict’ry, but they won’t … Continue reading Pointless! Pointless!
Caught in Sin Galatians 6:1 ESV “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted." Who is this referring to? It is speaking of our fellow believers in Jesus Christ. If any one of our … Continue reading Lifting our Burdens
Psalm 143:1-4 NASB Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness! And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous. For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He … Continue reading When Darkness Hides
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who … Continue reading Victory is Attainable