Oops!

Scripture Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. ~Revelation 2:5, NIV Quote God speaks to those who are ready and willing to listen. ~Billy Graham I just finished the Revelation…

Good Old Fashioned Faith

Scripture Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. ~Colossians 3:12, NIV Quote True transformation in Jesus is not a quick fix or a fad. It is a lifetime of quiet, gradual transformation into the likeness of Christ. ~ Monica La Rose [ODB] I get…

Socratic Paradox

Scripture For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. ~1 Corinthians 13:12, LSB Quote “I know that I know nothing.” ~Plato I was laying in bed the other night thinking about…

Grace And Means

Scripture If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him! ~Luke 11:13, ESV Quote Everything is grace, but still it must be kept in mind that God is pleased to work by means. ~John…

Greater Works

Scripture “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.” ~John 14:12, NLT Quote God made humans receptacles, and unless we learn to receive, the Christ life will be impossible for us. ~Calvin…

The Shield Of Faith

Scripture Hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. ~Ephesians 6:16, NLT Quote The life of a holy man is a continual warfare with sin, the world, the flesh and the devil. ~John Charles Ryle There is no doubt that the Christian life is a war and faith is…

Trust Me

Scripture “If you trust Me, you are trusting not only Me, but also God who sent Me.” ~John 12:44, NLT Quote Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us. ~Elisebeth Elliott The Christian faith is filled with mystery and paradox. We say that God is love and then we say that He is…

GPS

Scripture  By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. ~Hebrews 11:8, LSB Quote What good is knowing the destination if you don’t know the way. ~Augustine [City of God} The key…

Practice What You Preach

Scripture So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. Matthew 23:3, NIV Quote Some preachers preach cream and live skimmed milk. ~Vance Havner I have a long standing conviction: I am going to preach the pure ethic…

Giligan’s Island

Scripture And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus. ~Mark 14:29, CSB Quote The saints never saw themselves as saints. This was a title conferred on them by others. They were merely people who were hungry for God. ~Calvin Miller Fear and doubt are certainly close companions.…