Our Partnership in the Gospel

Philippians 1:3-6 ESV “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you … Continue reading Our Partnership in the Gospel

Grave Disaster

An Original Work / June 21, 2022 Grave disaster going faster Many make the devil master Follow him where’er he leads them Singing songs, salute his anthem Flocking now to all their heroes Who then do make strange bedfellows Knock on doors, salute their master Who is bringing evil faster Wisdom speaking through the windows, … Continue reading Grave Disaster

Abounding in Love for One Another

1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 ESV “Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God … Continue reading Abounding in Love for One Another

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to my heavenly Dad. You are the best Dad in the whole wide world! No other compares to you! And it isn't just because you are absolutely perfect and so no human dad will ever measure up to you, but it is because you are so loving and kind, and because you … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

The Upside-Down Gospel

1 Thessalonians 2:3-6 ESV “For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. For we never came with words … Continue reading The Upside-Down Gospel

What They Ought not to Teach

Titus 1:10-11, 15-16 ESV (also read vv. 5-9) “For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.” “To the pure, all things are pure, but to … Continue reading What They Ought not to Teach

The Wisdom of the Prudent

Proverbs 14:2, 5, 25 ESV “Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.” What does it mean to fear the … Continue reading The Wisdom of the Prudent

Faith Not in Wisdom of Men

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and … Continue reading Faith Not in Wisdom of Men

Sometimes We Need Reminders

Titus 3:1-3 ESV “Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions … Continue reading Sometimes We Need Reminders

Beware the Spreading Influence of Deception

Matthew 16:1-4 ESV “And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, ‘When it is evening, you say, “It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.” And in the morning, “It will be stormy today, for the sky is … Continue reading Beware the Spreading Influence of Deception