Freedom

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬). At first glance, the first seven words of this verse seem redundant. Obviously we weren’t set free for captivity! Aaaaaah…there it is. For some reason we Christians aren’t really comfortable with the... Continue Reading →

Think Possibly!

“But he said, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God’” (Luke 18:27 ESV). There’s a lot of talk these days about “positive thinking.” And there is merit to the practice. Unfortunately, there also exists the danger of going overboard and developing the mindset that we, in and of ourselves can do anything. This... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Weeds

“He put another parable before them, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared... Continue Reading →

A Jealous God

“Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another” (Isaiah‬ ‭48:10-11‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Isaiah 48:10 speaks of a purification, God using... Continue Reading →

Promises

“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God” (‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:1‬ ‭ESV). Christmas time is upon us once again. Homes across the city are decked out with lights, nativity scenes, inflatable Santas, and beautiful Christmas trees. If... Continue Reading →

Secret Sins

“For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed. You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence” (Psalms 90:7-8 ESV). I don't watch as much football as I used to. But it is still a regular occurrence to hear the... Continue Reading →

Holiness to Completion

“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God”‭‭ (2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬). When someone who is not usually "dressy" dons a suit & tie or a nice dress, we say that they "clean up nice." A shave... Continue Reading →

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