Archive for October, 2020

VerseD: 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18, ESV

Do we fear God? If we are still sinning intentionally, yes, because we may still be under His wrath. But by grace through faith, we are saved from His wrath because of His love, so we no longer have reason to fear His wrath or anything else in this world.

VerseD: Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1, ESV

All truth, including God’s wrath against sin and His mercy and grace, is found and revealed in God. If we are freed from God’s wrath, what else is there to fear?

VerseD: Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Luke 6:35, ESV

Just as Christ gave up His life and served others – we humans who killed Him – we ought to serve others sacrificially,  even those who mistreat us.

VerseD: Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7, ESV

We can be streetwise or experts in a field, knowing the best way to do or explain something, but if we never seek God, we are fools.
Find full knowledge and wisdom by seeking God above all things.

VerseD: Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33, ESV

Whether the fruit of the Spirit, gifts of the Spirit, peace with others, or other blessings, none of this comes if you are not seeking the Kingdom and righteousness of God through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit.
Do not seek gifts and blessings. Seek God.

VerseD: Proverbs 11:25

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Proverbs 11:25, ESV

We help each other grow in Christ through mutual support of works and God’s Word.

The Church during the days of Corona Virus: Pray for the Election

The Domain for Truth

Our “This Sunday” series will be another a Corona Virus edition.  For this week: Pray for the Election.

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VerseD: Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
Proverbs 6:16‭-‬19, ESV

The greatest abomination according to God? Our selfish, destructive sin. Not so much any particular sin, just sin in general.
Turn from sin to salvation in Christ.

VerseD: Romans 16:5

Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia.
Romans 16:5, ESV

Let us remember to encourage and love on those we cannot see often or at all, from new believers to those who have walked for decades.

VerseD: 1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7, ESV

We can be assured of our salvation as we encourage each other to walk in the light of the Word (both the Person of Jesus and Holy Scripture, by the Holy Spirit.)