Love Not The World

Do not love the world or the things in the world. Variations of this command appear throughout the New Testament. It is a straightforward command. Yet, as in days past, it is time to issue a call to holiness and Christlikeness in our day. Over the past several years, you have most likely heard the... Continue Reading →

Guards Against Apostasy (Jude 1:20-25)

As we come to the end of the book of Jude, we switch gears from recognizing and dealing with false teachers and their teaching, and we are given instructions on staying safe from apostasy and rescuing others from the grips of falsehood. Jude 1:20-25 ESV "But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Pray About Everything

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV Pray about everything. Everything? Yes, everything. Now, before you pray about what shoes to put on,... Continue Reading →

A Final Word on Apostasy (Jude 1:17-19)

In the last four weeks, we have covered various aspects of recognizing false teachers and false teaching. Even though Jude has spent his entire letter on this topic, he also reminds his readers of what the apostles said on the subject. Jude 1:17-19 ESV "But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our... Continue Reading →

Reflections And Questions

July 2021. There is a distance between now and September of 2019, when all the questions began. That distance allows for clarity of thought and better reflection. It started with examining whether Todd Bentley, the leader of the Lakeland Revival, was qualified for ministry. The clear answer was no, a committee said as much, but... Continue Reading →

Let Their Judgment Serve as Your Warning (Jude 1:14-16)

In the last post of the Jude series, we looked at the profile of a false teacher. This week we will look at two verses that explain why false teachers will face judgment at the end of time. Jude 1:14-16 ESV "It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Thoughts

Take every thought captive. 2 Corinthians 10:5 As I began praying this morning, I was led to take authority over my thoughts. Last night I was listening to Rabbi Curt Landry talk about the importance of looking forward and thinking about the future. One of the things he mentioned was how we all have a... Continue Reading →

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