We Live in Troubled Times

Psalms 20:1-3 ESV “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah” When I think of … Continue reading We Live in Troubled Times

Pursue Righteousness and Godliness

1 Timothy 6:3-5 ESV “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, … Continue reading Pursue Righteousness and Godliness

Many are Following their Sensuality

2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will … Continue reading Many are Following their Sensuality

Traffic Jam

Stopped up traffic, where to go? Where’s the answers? Do you know? Pitter-patter, quick and light, Truth has taken a big flight. Easy road takes you around, Where the truth not to be found. Flitter-flatter, do their tricks, Play their games and pick up sticks. All’s a game, they do the same, Lies they tell … Continue reading Traffic Jam

The Words not Sticking

Time is ticking, words are pricking, With most folks the words not sticking – Taking shelter in their covers, Going after other lovers. Dancing dances, taking chances, Looking for more new romances, Happenstances, stealing glances, In his pride the ruler prances. His dominion, he’s the leader, Fleshly lusts, they are his feeder. Perfect setups are … Continue reading The Words not Sticking

But if Your Eye is Bad

Matthew 6:22-23 ESV “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Jesus Christ, the … Continue reading But if Your Eye is Bad

Discrepancies and Deceptions

If we naturally, as of the sin nature, take control over our own lives and take control away from God, either out of pride or impulse or instinct, what does that say about our faith in Christ? There are two New Testament passages that use the word “instinct” to describe people who naturally take control … Continue reading Discrepancies and Deceptions

If You Were of the World

John 15:18-19 ESV “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” If the … Continue reading If You Were of the World

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