By Faith Abraham Obeyed

Hebrews 11:1,6 ESV “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen… And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” The faith that it takes to believe in … Continue reading By Faith Abraham Obeyed

Knowing and Doing the Will of God

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 Knowing and Doing the Will of God

Confession and Belief

Romans 10:9-10 ESV “Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Now, there are many people today within … Continue reading Confession and Belief

Are You a Servant of the Lord?

Malachi 3:13-15 ESV “Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’ You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts? And now we call … Continue reading Are You a Servant of the Lord?

Is it For God or For Self?

Zechariah 7:4-7 ESV Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me: “Say to all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted? And when you eat and when … Continue reading Is it For God or For Self?

If We Love Jesus

With regard to the Christian faith and doctrine, we can’t make up our own version of the gospel message. We can’t ignore the Scriptures we don’t like and build our doctrine of salvation around a few select passages of Scripture which are being taught outside their context. We must look at the whole of what … Continue reading If We Love Jesus

Though He Sought it With Tears

Hebrews 12:14-17 ESV “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral … Continue reading Though He Sought it With Tears

Let Us Bow Down in Worship

Psalms 95:1-5 ESV “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above … Continue reading Let Us Bow Down in Worship

Lest You Forget the Lord

Deuteronomy 6:10-12 ESV “And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you … Continue reading Lest You Forget the Lord

But Many Who Heard Believed

Acts 4:1-4 ESV “And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, … Continue reading But Many Who Heard Believed