Reputations of Men

Today’s verse is Galatians 2:6. The Passion Translation translates it this way: “Even those most influential among the brothers were not able to add anything to my message. Who they are before men makes no difference to me, for God is not impressed by their reputations.” The verse notes that God is not impressed with … Continue reading Reputations of Men

Godly Sorrow

Godly grief is necessary for everyone. True repentance is impossible without godly sorrow. In 2 Corinthians 7:9-10, we read: “Now I’m overjoyed—not because I made you sad, but because your grief led you to a deep repentance. You experienced godly sorrow, and as God intended, it brought about gain for you, not loss, so that … Continue reading Godly Sorrow

Anything That Moves My Heart

In Philippians 4, we are reminded of the importance of focus. The Bible tells us: “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (v. 8 NASB). … Continue reading Anything That Moves My Heart

Words to Live By Series Outlines

Words to Live By: Meek 2-12-17 1strecognize poor of spirit (spiritually bankrupt, true knowledge of ourselves) 2ndcomes mourning (sacred grief) [Matthew 5:5] “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” “Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the gentle[the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited, the self-controlled], for they will inherit the earth.” [Galatians … Continue reading Words to Live By Series Outlines

Pure Heart Companions

What a great command from Paul to Timothy in his second letter. He says, “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” We are to run from our youthful passions. Instead we are to pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace. … Continue reading Pure Heart Companions

Meaningless Speculations

In 1 Timothy, we read a warning against false teaching. Part of this warning is against false doctrines. It also mentions myths and endless genealogies. We are warned against the things as they take us away from the “stewardship of God’s work, which is by faith” (NIV). Paul makes it clear that the aim, the … Continue reading Meaningless Speculations