The Peril of Double-mindedness

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23 ESV) I don’t […]

Gospel Grace Changes Us!

Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.  (Ephesians 4:17 ESV) Gospel grace changes us. This change is a supernaturally empowered process of transformation that begins and ends with Christ. God’s truth sets us apart from this world […]

Communication Is a Two Way Street

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21 ESV) God has made himself known because he wants to have a personal relationship with us. How does God communicate with us today? How can we discern […]

He First Loved Us

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. (John 14:23 ESV) February is a month where many think of the changes in the weather, candy, and love. The commercially packaged romance so shortly […]

He Must Increase

And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness– look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.” John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. [. . .]  He must increase, […]

God Sent His Son

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5 ESV) God’s divine power and authority were invested in sending his Son to us. Nothing makes me […]

Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. [. . .] For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. Therefore whoever […]

The fields are white for harvest

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. (John 4:34-35 ESV) There […]

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and […]

“Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.” (2 Timothy 2:14 ESV) Church is a mess. Why? Because church is a group of people redeemed by grace and in the process of growing in the grace and knowledge or […]