A Living Sacrifice

                “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be… Continue reading A Living Sacrifice

Continuing To Rejoice

                “Yes and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help given through the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.”                                                                                                                                                 Philippians 1:18b- 19                 The Apostle Paul is writing a very joyful letter to the Church in Philippi,… Continue reading Continuing To Rejoice

Reflection On Loving God

                “One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating.  Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked Him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?””                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 12:28                 One of the benefits of doing an intense study of a whole book of the Bible is… Continue reading Reflection On Loving God

Freedom In Christ

                “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                 As the Apostle Paul writes this gospel letter to the Churches in Galatia he brings them and us as his readers to the place… Continue reading Freedom In Christ

Being The Church

                “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.  Don not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be… Continue reading Being The Church

An Answer About Grace

                “To this he replied: “Brothers and Fathers, listen to me!  The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran.  ‘Leave your country and your people,’ God said, ‘and go into the land I will show you.’  So he left the land of the… Continue reading An Answer About Grace

The Calling Of God

                “Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return to Me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty.”                                                                                                                                                                 Zechariah 1:3                 It never ceases to amaze me how the Lord always leads us in His triumphal procession.  He works out the details of… Continue reading The Calling Of God

I Tell You The Truth

                “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the Kingdom of God ahead of you.  For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did.  And even after you saw this you did… Continue reading I Tell You The Truth