Rock of Our Salvation
Psalm 95:1-2 NIV
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
Jesus Christ, God the Son, the second person of our triune God – Father, Son and...
Envy and Pride
Psalm 73:1-9 ESV
Truly God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,
my steps had nearly slipped.
For I was envious of the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
For they have no pangs until death...
Don’t Be Deceived
1 John 3:4-10, 18 ESV
Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either...
Do you test what is being taught in the church against the Word of God? Or, do you have a tendency to believe what you hear, because it sounds good?
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world...
How are people, in general, and the church, and individual Christians being deceived today?
We are deceived when we listen to and when we buy into the words of humans, or tradition, and we don’t test what we are hearing with God, in prayer, and in his Word. Jesus said, “You have heard… but I...
The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord;
He turns it wherever He wishes.
Every man’s way is right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the hearts.
To do righteousness and justice
Is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.
Haughty eyes and a proud heart,
The lamp of...
What is a prop? What is a stage prop? And, what is the purpose of props or stage props? And, what about the stage (or staged)?
Prop: “To support by placing something under or against —often used with up (to prop up); sustain, strengthen; something used in creating or enhancing a desired effect”...
Saturday, July 1, 2017, 5:55 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Pray, Pray, Pray.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Luke 19:37-46 (ESV).
Don’t Be Silent (vv. 37-40)
As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began...
Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:49 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “My Heart’s Desire.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jude 1 (quoting select vv. NASB).
Contend for the Faith (vv. 1-4)
Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,
To those who are the called...
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 9:08 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Teach Them.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Timothy 1:1-11 (NASB).
To Timothy (vv. 1-2)
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our...
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “My Sheep.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Galatians 1 (Select vv. NASB).
From this Present Evil Age (vv. 1-5)
Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and...