Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

New Testament

It’s All About Our Thinking

2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6 – For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to…

Sit Back, Pause, Be In Awe

EPHESIANS 1:3-6 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through…

Lessons From A Day At Sea

MATTHEW 8:23-27 – And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you…

Are We Known As Jesus Was Known?

LUKE 7:34 – The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ THEME OF THE DAY. ARE WE KNOWN AS JESUS WAS KNOWN? I was driving through my neighborhood heading to an appointment when I noticed my neighbor walking her dog. I stopped in…

The Scripture-Directed Spiritual Experiences and Safeguards

And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. 1 John 1:4 A.  The Spiritual Experiences in 1 John 1.  Living relationship with our Triune God:  1 John 1:6-10 2.  Purposeful obedience to our God’s commands: 1 John 2:1-5, 1 John 3:24, 1 John 5:2-3 3.  Fruitful life clinging to Christ: 1 John 2:28 4.  Conforming life to…