Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Salvation

Owned By The Lord

PSALM 119:94 – I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  OWNED BY THE LORD.  As we live the Christian life, we proclaim the Lord is “my” Lord; Jesus is “my” Savior and many other expressions of us claiming as our own the One True Living God.  And this is right.   Christianity is…

The Gift of Suffering

PSALM 119:67 – Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THE GIFT OF SUFFERING.  I wonder how many of us would answer my following statement with an affirming and resounding “Yes, I knew that and I do embrace my seasons of suffering as such.”  Now the statement backed up by the…

Our Lives Are Shaped By Daily Choices

PSALM 119:30 – I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  OUR LIVES ARE SHAPED BY DAILY CHOICES.  After we became Christians, the greatest power in our lives has been given – the power of choice.  Prior to, we were dead in trespasses and sins. That included dead in our wills with…

Effective Christian Living Demands Heavenly-Minded Thinking

PHILIPPIANS 1:21-26 – For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in…

Three Marks of Loving the Lord

EPHESIANS 6:24 – Grace be with all who have undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THREE MARKS OF LOVING THE LORD.  It is why we were created.  It is why we are saved.  It will be our purpose and privilege throughout eternity in the new heavens and earth.  And it makes perfect sense!   This “it” is…