Your church needs you. If you are a saved member of the Body of Christ, you have a role to fulfill. We all do. Paul compares the church to a body, and all its many body parts are needed to function the way it is designed to function. You may think you aren't important in … Continue reading Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 12:12 MANY MEMBERS, ONE BODY
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. This is a verse that has probably been memorized by nearly every Christian along their believing journey. It has been used as a theme verse for new parents at baby dedications, and has even … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Proverbs 22:6 A PRINCIPLE, NOT A PROMISE
In Paul's second letter to Timothy, he gives several analogies in his motivation to Timothy to keep pushing on in his pastoral work in Ephesus. He compares the Christian to an athlete (verse 5), and to a farmer (verse 6). But he first compares his work to that of the soldier, telling him in verse … Continue reading Verse of the Day: 2 Timothy 2:4 CALL OF DUTY
by Robin Self Yesterday we looked at God as the Alpha. The Beginning of all things. Jesus our wondrous Creator. Inventor and sustainer of time and space. In the Beginning, Jesus. At the End, Jesus. He is over all. He is our history and He is our future. He is everything in between Genesis 1:1 and … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Revelation 22:20-21. THE OMEGA: Awaiting His Return!
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." It seems such a simplistic statement. But that statement lays the foundation for the entire Christian worldviewWithout "In the beginning God..." our entire faith system is baseless. If you don't believe this sentence to be true, you can't trust anything else scripture says. You might … Continue reading VERSE OF THE DAY: Genesis 1:1- THE ALPHA: God Is In the Business of the Miraculous
When Paul wrote these words, he was in a Roman prison cell. Although he was imprisoned, he told the church in Philippi that he saw an opportunity for the gospel to make even greater advancement. BECAUSE of his difficult circumstance. In fact during this time of imprisonment, Paul wrote Ephesians, Philippians, AND Colossians. Even the … Continue reading VERSE OF THE DAY Philippians 1:12 OPPORTUNE SUFFERING
These curious words were spoken by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. But what was He saying? “What is holy” and “Pearls” are referring to the priceless value of the gospel and the things of God.Just as a pig would not recognize the value of a string of pearls, and would trample them into … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Matthew 7:6 PEARLS AND PIGS
John MacArthur calls these the three classes of those who need wisdom:“Naive ones who are simple-minded”,“Scoffers who scoff”, and“Fools who hate knowledge” This is the “downward progression of sin”. *At first, a lifestyle of sin starts out naively. Maybe you’re just out to “let the good times roll”, not intent on living sinfully, but willing … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Proverbs 1:22 THE DOWNWARD PROGRESSION OF SIN
It has become an almost exasperating question when someone wants to argue in favor of women preaching: What about Priscilla? It is a sad fact that so many refuse to submit their hearts to Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 2:12: I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Acts 18:24-26 WHAT ABOUT PRISCILLA?
We live in a world where the unforgivable sin is tell someone they’ve messed up.It seems the most popular three words are “Don’t judge me”. However, if you love someone, is it a good thing to let them continue going down a harmful road? So often today we find ourselves doing just that because we … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Galatians 6:1…RESTORE THEM GENTLY