July 25 2 Thessalonians 3:14-18 (ESV) 14 If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother. Benediction 16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give … More July 25 2 Thessalonians 3:14-18
John Piper, in a sermon,” Advancing and Sustaining the Covenant Community” Look at the connection between [1 Thessalonians] 3:12 and 3:13. 12) May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; 13) so that he may establish your hearts … More Piper: Connecting love and holiness
May 20 Galatians 3:15-29 (ESV) The Law and the Promise 15 To give a human example, brothers:  even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring … More May 20 Galatians 3:15-29
Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” But he said emphatically, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all … More And they all left him…
Coty Pinckney helps us understand Leviticus 8-10 Like the offerings, the picture of the priest found in Leviticus displays New Testament truth — in a detailed form. Once again, Leviticus brings out a human need — the need for a priest, the need for another human being to help us to see ourselves, and to … More The picture of the priest found in Leviticus displays New Testament truth — in a detailed form.
February 5 Acts 17:16-34 (ESV) Paul in Athens 16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to … More February 5 Acts 17:16-34
Pastor Steven Cole of Flagstaff, AZ concludes a sermon on our passage from Acts 15:22-41 with these comments. You may click this link to read the entire sermon. During 1977, millions of people lined up at museums across the United States to view the treasures from the tomb of King Tutankhamen of Egypt. It is … More We need God’s wisdom and discernment to know essential truth where we must never concede, and to know areas where it is right to concede out of love so as not to offend others.
January 18 Acts 10:24-28 (ESV) 24 And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.” 27 And as he talked … More January 18 Acts 10:24-28
Do Not Be Anxious Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, ……. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. J.C. Ryle with some words of encouragement: He offers us a gracious promise, as a remedy against an anxious spirit. … More J.C. Ryle: Do Not Be Anxious, BUT….
January 11 Acts 7:1-38 (ESV) Stephen’s Speech 7:1 And the high priest said, “Are these things so?” 2 And Stephen said: “Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,3 and said to him, ‘Go out from your land and from your kindred and … More January 11 Acts 7:1-38