Whatever You Do!

"For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that... Continue Reading →

Solid Food

“...for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil” (Hebrews‬ ‭5:13-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I looked up the word mature in some online dictionaries. They all... Continue Reading →

Mercy Not Sacrifice

"Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners" (Matthew 9:13 ESV). Every now and then a scripture jumps out at me while I'm reading. Usually I assume that God is trying to tell me something; it's not always a verse that I... Continue Reading →

And So I Spoke

“Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for... Continue Reading →

Give Grace

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear" (Ephesians 4:29 ESV). At an early age I learned that quick wit was tremendously successful as a self-defense mechanism. It really didn't matter if... Continue Reading →

Outsiders

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Colossians‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬). As Christians it is not uncommon that we find ourselves spending our time with other Christians. This is one... Continue Reading →

Knowing the Fear of the Lord

“Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others.... For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died... Continue Reading →

God On Display Part 2

“But some of them said, 'Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?'”(‭‭John‬ ‭11:37‬ ‭ESV‬‬). We all believe that Jesus has the power to heal. We all believe that while He physically walked this earth, He did heal. This is not in dispute in any... Continue Reading →

Stewards

"This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful" (1 Corinthians 4:1-2 ESV). I have been a follower of Jesus for a long time. There have been times when I was faithful. And there have been... Continue Reading →

A Divided Church

"John said to him, 'Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.' But Jesus said, 'Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. For the one who... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: