Presumption

“Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who... Continue Reading →

Think and Practice

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace... Continue Reading →

Unity Revisited

“The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me” (‭‭John‬ ‭17:22-23‬ ‭ESV‬‬).... Continue Reading →

Through Love… Serve

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians‬ ‭5:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I remember longing for the day that I would be an adult. I wanted the freedom to do as I pleased, make my own decisions, be my... Continue Reading →

The Way You Should Go

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you" (Psalms 32:8 ESV). I have spent far too many years praying that God would bless my choices and decisions. At face value, that doesn't seem like a bad thing. But did God send... Continue Reading →

Apostasy

“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first...” (2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I overheard part of a sermon my wife was listening to online. The pastor was talking about the Signs of the times preceding the return of Christ. He said that "the rebellion"... Continue Reading →

Look On The Heart

“But the Lord said to Samuel, 'Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart'”(1 Samuel‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Throughout my days as a Christian there... Continue Reading →

Works

"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 walk in them"... Continue Reading →

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