Imprisoned!

"But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that... Continue Reading →

How Far???

“Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” (Hebrews 9:22, ESV) In these days of quarantine I have seen a lot of webspace devoted to one side or the other—either to rigid adherence to calls for isolation or “back to the wind”... Continue Reading →

Learning Righteousness

“…for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Practice... Continue Reading →

Get Lost!

I'm not sure if the present generation is all that much different from past generations when it comes to love of self and self-esteem. I have thought for some time that self-love, today, is probably at an all-time low. We have increased suicide rates, mass shootings, bullying, etc. And despite the fact that tolerance has become... Continue Reading →

A Reminder in Troubled Times

“For in him we live, and move, and have our being…” (Acts 17:28a ESV). It's like an adventure novel. Covid-19, the Corona Virus, is spreading in all directions across the globe. Fear and widespread panic has engulfed our world. There's been a rush on supermarkets and hoarding has become almost comical. With all of the... Continue Reading →

I Am Convinced!

"But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me" (2 Timothy 1:12 ESV).  I've always had a special place in my heart for First and Second Timothy, as I share his name. I... Continue Reading →

Run to Him!

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9 ESV). George was my best friend when I was little. We were inseparable. But although we did almost everything together, George had a naughty streak. Somehow he never got caught. No matter... Continue Reading →

Shedding Your Blood

"In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood"  (Hebrews 12:4, ESV). If there is one verse in the Bible that haunts me, one verse that can keep me awake at night, Hebrews 12:4 is that verse. Whether walking in my legalist phase, living in the “freedom of... Continue Reading →

3 Steps To Success

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:21 ESV). Who doesn’t want to be successful? I don’t know of anyone who has set out with dreams of failure. Oftentimes, however,... Continue Reading →

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