Under the Mighty Hand of God (1 Peter 5:6-8)

| Jun 16, 2017

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Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. —1 Peter 5:6-8 Right before this passage […]

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A New Creation in Christ (2 Cor 5:17)

| Apr 22, 2017

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. —2 Corinthians 5:17 This verse starts with “Therefore,” and I have always been told when a verse starts with therefore we should ask the question, “What is the therefore there for?” So let’s go […]

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The Immeasurable Love of God (Ps 103:11-14)

| Feb 19, 2017

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For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. 13As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who […]

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Resist the Enticers . . . Run to Jesus! (Prov 1:10)

| Oct 16, 2016

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My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. —Proverbs 1:10  The book of Proverbs is filled with wise counsel. The advice given to us throughout Proverbs is always for our good. Here we are told that if sinners entice us that we are not to give in or consent to them. In our culture today, […]

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The Greater One (1 John 4:4)

| Nov 29, 2015

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…he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. —1 John 4:4  As a follower of Jesus Christ, God Himself takes up residence in you. You have nothing to fear for the One who is all powerful, all wise, and understands everything, is with you and in you. But let’s […]

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The Thief Versus The Good Shepherd (John 10:10)

| Sep 6, 2015

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“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” —John 10:10  This verse is sandwiched right in the middle of the passage in John where Jesus is calling himself The Good Shepherd. This context, and who is speaking, is important for us to […]

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Richly (Colossians 3:16-17)

| May 17, 2015

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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through […]

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The Pilgrim’s Help (Psalm 121:1-2)

| Jan 18, 2015

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I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. —Psalm 121:1-2 This Psalm is a Psalm that is identified as a “Song of Ascents.” Songs of Ascent were sung by pilgrims making their way to Jerusalem which was located […]

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Something to boast about (Jer 9:23-24)

| Sep 21, 2014

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“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the […]

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