Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ” For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and … Read More Good Friday, a day of Victory.
God is ever NOW! What do I mean by that…? The God of the universe doesn’t deal is used to’s, or back in my days, He is always now. He is the God of what is. In this passage in Mark 12, the Sadducees were trying to trap Jesus into saying something against the resurrection by asking what they thought was a clever question. … Read More God of the Living
The Pauline Epistles have a way of hitting home for me. The way Paul describes and simplifies complicated Biblical truth always givings me clarity, peace, understanding and conviction. The ending of Philippians is one of the most convicting for me. Paul is thanking the Church in Philipi for supporting him in his ministry. This is what he says after he thanks them… I know … Read More Highs and Lows
I’m sure we’ve all heard someone say, “the Bible says not to judge.” Which is true, but it commonly gets taken out of context. The passage is Matthew 7:1-2. “Do not judge others and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.” What … Read More Who are you to judge?
The passage below is a stern warning from Paul, he says, “with tears in my eyes”….makes it feel like even more than a stern warning. It gives the feeling of desperation and longing to be heard and understood. This desperate desire of Paul that none should perish is the same as Christs, and part of what made him such a powerful evangelist. When was … Read More Appetite for destruction
Christ expects us to be perfect….Absolutely! He says this not just once, or in passing or as an add on. He makes it clear. James 1:4 tells us to let our endurance grow and when it does we will be perfect and needing nothing. Matthew 5:48 says to be perfect as your Father is perfect. There are other verses as well that state a … Read More Christ Commands us to be PERFECT!?!?!