Be Shaped by Christ, not by the World

Romans 12:1 ESV “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” This appeal is not a mere suggestion. It is an exhortation, a summons, an admonishment, a holy urging to all of us to … Continue reading Be Shaped by Christ, not by the World

This is Not of Our Own Doing

Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP, created in Christ Jesus FOR GOOD WORKS, which God prepared beforehand, that WE should … Continue reading This is Not of Our Own Doing

The Calling to Which We Have Been Called

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Do you … Continue reading The Calling to Which We Have Been Called

Are You on Fire for the Lord?

Revelation 2 ESV “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested … Continue reading Are You on Fire for the Lord?

In View of God’s Mercy

Romans 12:1-2 NIV “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will … Continue reading In View of God’s Mercy

Lead Me in Your Truth and Teach Me

Psalms 25:4-5 ESV “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” The object of God’s saving grace in our lives is not just so we can be … Continue reading Lead Me in Your Truth and Teach Me

Spiritual Sacrifices Acceptable to God

1 Peter 2:4-5 ESV “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” Jesus Christ, God … Continue reading Spiritual Sacrifices Acceptable to God

The Encouragement of the Scriptures

Romans 15:2-7 ESV “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through … Continue reading The Encouragement of the Scriptures

Is Your Life Hidden with Christ?

Colossians 3:1-4 ESV “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. … Continue reading Is Your Life Hidden with Christ?

Perseverance

An Original Work / March 11, 2022 Marching, marching to their chorus, Enemies who now abhor us. They are out now to destroy us, For they hate our Savior, Jesus. They are all in step with others, Friends and neighbors, sisters, brothers. Bent on evil, vermin plenty, In the year now two and twenty. Their … Continue reading Perseverance