October 23, 2014

Standing Firm In the Faith

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

1 Peter 5:8-9

Do Not Be Ashamed

However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.

1 Peter 4:16

Stand Firm

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:1

October 20, 2014

Which Is Idolatry

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

Colossians 3:5

An Idolater

For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Ephesians 5:5

Keep Yourselves from Idols

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

1 John 5:21

All Manner of Unrighteousness

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Romans 1:28-32 ESV

Therefore God Gave Them Up

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

Romans 1:24-25 ESV

For the Wrath of God is Revealed

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Romans 1:18-23 ESV

I am not ashamed of the gospel

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Romans 1:16-17 ESV

Whoever Believes In the Son

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

John 3:36 ESV

October 19, 2014

Woe To You

Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.

Luke 6:26

October 13, 2014

Amen and Amen

Praise be to the LORD , the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.

Psalm 41:13

Religion that God Our Father Accepts as Pure and Faultless

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27

Their Religion Is Worthless

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

James 1:26

Do What It Says

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

James 1:22

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Hebrews 13:8

Marriage should be honored by all

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Hebrews 13:4

Envy and Selfish Ambition

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

James 3:16

October 11, 2014

The One Who Trusts In the LORD

Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD , who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.  Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

Psalm 40:4-5

Warning and Encouragement

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.

Hebrews 12:14-17

Those Who Shrink Back vs Those Who Have Faith

But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

Hebrews 10:39

Jesus Is the Son of God

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.

1 John 4:15