Faith Lives

At first I stood on a foundation of faith based on what God did and I believed what I was taught by men.  This was my baptism of my youth.  Then this changed as I went from living religiously to being religious.  My faith was based on my knowledge and what I could repeat;  all … Continue reading

Light of Day

I feel like a man who is deep in sleep in a home of glass walls.  Slowly are the shades being drawn up and one by one does their absent allow the light to shine in.  As the light pours into the darkness, it disturbs my rest.  I do all that I can to cover … Continue reading

Pressing on Toward the Goal

Satan wants you to live for today, to pursue instant gratification, to escape from trials. God wants you to live for eternity, to pursue godliness, and to grow to spiritual maturity through trials. Philippians 3:10-21 10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrec and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming … Continue reading

The Supremacy of Jesus Christ

Image by Loci Lenar via Flickr Jesus Christ is the supreme Sovereign of the universe. Colossians 1:15-20 gives seven reasons why Christ is preeminent. These verses are at the heart of the epistle’s main emphasis on the exaltation and preeminence of Christ. Jesus Christ “is the image of the invisible God” (v. 15). Jesus is … Continue reading

Before and After

“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Whenever any person becomes a new creature in union with Christ, he or she becomes a new person altogether. There is a whole new creation whenever a person comes to … Continue reading

Much More

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved … Continue reading

The Tabernacle: The Laver

The laver, or basin, was a large bowl filled with water located halfway between the brazen altar and the Holy Place. Although God did not give specific measurements for the Laver, it was to be made entirely of bronze. The priests were to wash their hands and their feet in it before entering the Holy … Continue reading

Elect of God

Jesus said, “All that the Father gives me shall come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out” (John 6:37). The answer to the question, are you one of the elect of God, is answered by another question: Have you believed on Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? … Continue reading

New Year Old Habits

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Soon we will be preparing for New Year’s eve parties or watch services at our local churches. Some of us have already made our declarations for the new year and our lives ahead. We have made vows on how we will change who we are. We have made a … Continue reading

Make War

1 John 2:15-17 15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of … Continue reading