For All Their Evil in Forsaking God

Jeremiah 1:13-16 ESV “The word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘What do you see?’ And I said, ‘I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me, ‘Out of the north disaster shall be let loose upon all the inhabitants of the land. For … Continue reading For All Their Evil in Forsaking God

Just Because They are Not Like Us

James 2:1-4 ESV “My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one … Continue reading Just Because They are Not Like Us

Through Him Who Strengthens Me

Philippians 4:10-13 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 Through Him Who Strengthens Me

Watch Out for Deceivers and Manipulators

Philippians 3:2 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.” Look Out for the Dogs The term “dog” is used here figuratively to denote someone who is a spiritual predator who feeds off others. They are the impure. They are workers of evil. They … Continue reading Watch Out for Deceivers and Manipulators

Standing Firm in One Spirit

Philippians 1:27-30 ESV “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not … Continue reading Standing Firm in One Spirit

Into His Grace in Which we Stand

Romans 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” To be justified is to be made righteous, … Continue reading Into His Grace in Which we Stand

If Righteousness is What you Practice

1 John 3:4-10 ESV “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or … Continue reading If Righteousness is What you Practice

He Found no Chance to Repent

Hebrews 12:12-17 ESV “Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to … Continue reading He Found no Chance to Repent

That HE May be Glorified!

Isaiah 61:1 ESV “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” This prophecy is about … Continue reading That HE May be Glorified!

Who Has Believed the Gospel?

Isaiah 53:1-6 ESV “Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no … Continue reading Who Has Believed the Gospel?