As I watch the news, listen to speeches filled with empty promises and absolute nonsense, and watch the downward spiral of our culture, there are biblical descriptors that continually come to mind. Maybe you have thought of these verses lately. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. (Judges 17:6b, 21:25b) There is a … Continue reading Wage War Against Despair
Category: Bible Meditation
This Is Who We Are in Christ! (Ephesians 1:1-14)
The following is an outline for a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on May 1, 2022. The context of Ephesians is plural. Literally, Paul is speaking to "you all" throughout the letter. However, individual believers in Christ make up that group. Therefore, I have also listed each of these blessings in the first person. … Continue reading This Is Who We Are in Christ! (Ephesians 1:1-14)
Keep Yourselves from Idols
As I got ready for the day the Spirit brought 1 John 5:21 to mind. It is a short and simple command: Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. Why did John give this command? Keeping it in context, 1 John 5:20 gives us the answer: And we know that the Son of God is … Continue reading Keep Yourselves from Idols
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.John 5:24 I have been reading Full Assurance by Harry Ironside. I was greatly encouraged by his explanation of the "five links" … Continue reading Assurance
I Have Prayed for You
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.Luke 22:31-32 These are incredible words. Satan literally demanded that Simon Peter be given to him. Satan's … Continue reading I Have Prayed for You
Behold Your God
I love Paul's hymn of praise in Colossians 1:15-20. What a detailed and worshipful description of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! May our minds be filled with thoughts of Him, and may our hearts be filled with praise to Him! Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: … Continue reading Behold Your God
Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb!
May the Lord fill our hearts with songs of deliverance! In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;Ephesians 1:7-8 ...giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of … Continue reading Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb!
Those That Know His Name
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: For thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.Psalm 9:9-10 Who has not had times of oppression? The LORD is a refuge for His children who … Continue reading Those That Know His Name
Study War No More
With war raging in the world, may we remember what is ahead in God's ultimate plan: The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, … Continue reading Study War No More
He Was Forsaken
I had a long trip in the car, yesterday. As I was traveling, the Lord Jesus continually brought Hebrews 13:5 to mind, which is the verse I mentioned in my post yesterday morning. It says,Let your conversation (1) be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I … Continue reading He Was Forsaken
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