Blameless in the Battle

When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless,Genesis 17:1 ESV From the moment I woke up this morning, I have been thinking about the phrase, “walk before Me and be blameless.” I wonder what Abraham thought when God... Continue Reading →

Evidence of Election

Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians provides us with an evidentiary list of our salvation. So, if you have ever experienced that lingering question in the back of your mind, I wonder if I’m actually saved, this post will give you the indicators of the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10... Continue Reading →

Understanding Grace in the Light of Truth

As I was reading Colossians a few weeks ago, his prayer for the church stuck out to me. I began to think of the other prayers recorded in his letters. In Colossians 1:18, Paul told the Colossians to share the letter with the Laodiceans and to read the letter written to them. The prayers for... Continue Reading →

Reverencing God

This morning I read the story of Gideon asking God for a sign in Judges 6:36-40 ESV “Then Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and... Continue Reading →

Porn Star Pastor’s Wife?

I read an article the other day and sat stunned seeing the most anti-biblical theology celebrated by pastors that I’ve seen in a while. Sure, the Church in question is a “progressive Christian” church, but it didn’t make the article’s content any less jarring. The pastor’s wife is a practicing porn star. In the article,... Continue Reading →

Friendship with the World (James 4:1-6)

Have you ever heard a preacher say, I don't drink, and I don't chew, and I don't hang out with those who do? That's a very bad attempt at humor, number one. Number two it makes light of, and even pokes fun at the call to holiness. As Christians, we are called to a different... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Liberty

"Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is , there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. The Greek word for liberty in this verse means we are not a slave. We have been set free from the slavery of... Continue Reading →

Grace, Faith, and “Legalism”?

Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” The same grace... Continue Reading →

Evening Devotion: Stumbling

"Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy," Jude 1:24 NKJV We thank God that Jesus is able to keep us from stumbling, yet, we need the whole counsel of God. Jude also warns against false teaching, the... Continue Reading →

The Life of a Believer

I've been thinking about several things lately and this post is basically going to be a catch all. Over the last several weeks part of the Sermon on the Mount has been on my mind. It has been the investigative light I have been using on my past and present to examine how I am... Continue Reading →

Evening Devotion: Friendship

"Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God." James 4:4 NKJV Jesus told His disciples that He no longer called them servants but friends. He also said if you love Me... Continue Reading →

True Worship

A familiar story in the gospel of John is Jesus's encounter with the woman at the well. What's interesting is the topic she brings up once she perceives that Jesus is a prophet. John 4:19-26 NKJV “The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain,... Continue Reading →

Submitting to Jesus as Lord

Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV ““Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Recent Events

Two weeks ago, The Lord instructed me to begin reading the sermons of John Wesley, so I pulled out the two double volumes and started with volume one, sermon one. Since that time, two high profile leaders have renounced their faith, and an international revivalist is accused of some very dark stuff. I believe these... Continue Reading →

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