Tag «Jesus»

The One True Church

The one true Church is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus. It is made up of all God’s elect – of all converted men and women – of all true Christians. In whomever we can discern the election of God the Father, the sprinkling of the blood of God the Son, the sanctifying …

The Thinker

I love this image of a man thinking! I was curious where this statue originated, I guess some guy named Auguste Rodin was hired to make the sculpture for a new museum in Paris. It was part of the gates of hell project depicting a scene from Dante’s Inferno. It required 37 years of work …

Public Prayer

It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 I love reading Jesus’ prayers in the gospels. There are so many! When I say public prayer, I’m not …

Work Out Your Salvation!

What does it mean to work out your salvation? What it doesn’t mean is to gain your salvation! Let’s take a closer look… Paul writes… So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and …

Familiarity Breeds Contempt

The idea behind this expression has been around for thousands of years and quoted by too many people to mention. It also has a few meanings behind it. But generally it means “the better we know someone, the more likely we are to find fault with them.” Most often you find this attitude within your …

What is the Church Anyway?

I was talking with my wife after she got home from work yesterday, we were talking about our Church and Church family. We were saying to each other how we really miss meeting together and seeing all their beautiful faces. What about you, do you miss your Church? Regardless what community you are living in, …

Marinating in the Word of God

I was thinking about those steaks I spoke of in yesterdays post. I mentioned that I let them marinate with olive oil and salt. I couldn’t help but think that’s what the word of God does to us, it gets deep into our beings. When the richness of God’s word is always on our minds …

Are You A Salty Christian?

As I read my morning devotions I continue to pick out verses in Matthew to look at for future use. I find myself thinking about Jesus’ words in the sermon on the mount. He just finished with the beatitudes. He says. “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, …

Throwing Your Pearls

Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6 Can anything be more depraved than to mistake God’s precious pearl for a thing of no worth and actually to tread it …

The Withered Fig Tree

Yesterday we briefly mentioned Mark 11:12-14 as Jesus curses the Fig tree. I want to talk about that today Tuesday the 13th of Nisan when the disciples asked how the fig tree withered so quickly. Mark 11:20-26 But before we move on to the withered fig tree it’s important not to leave out Mark 11:18 …