Don’t Listen to Strangers

John 10:1-10 ESV “’Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his … Continue reading Don’t Listen to Strangers

Those Who Belong to Christ Jesus

Galatians 5:16-17 ESV “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you … Continue reading Those Who Belong to Christ Jesus

Is Your Faith in Christ Sincere?

2 Timothy 1:5-7 ESV “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying … Continue reading Is Your Faith in Christ Sincere?

Saving and Losing

Luke 9:23 ESV “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” Faith in Jesus Christ is not just words we say. It is not a one-time decision to believe in Jesus which guarantees us heaven when we die regardless … Continue reading Saving and Losing

With the Same Way of Thinking

1 Peter 4:1-5 ESV “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For … Continue reading With the Same Way of Thinking

Cleanse Out the Old Leaven

1 Corinthians 5:1-5 ESV “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. “For … Continue reading Cleanse Out the Old Leaven

Whoever Hates Reproof

Proverbs 15:3,8-10 ESV “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves … Continue reading Whoever Hates Reproof

With Integrity of My Heart

Psalms 101:1-4 NASB “I will sing of mercy and justice; To You, Lord, I will sing praises. I will carefully attend to the blameless way. When will You come to me? I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart. I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the … Continue reading With Integrity of My Heart

Living Lives Fully Pleasing to Christ

Colossians 1:9-14 ESV “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every … Continue reading Living Lives Fully Pleasing to Christ

Oh, To Be Like Jesus

Romans 12:1-2 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. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what … Continue reading Oh, To Be Like Jesus