I am sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy. (1 Corinthians 1:2) That is an incredible blessing and a wonderful responsibility at the same time. That is a “God has done it, now you live it” statement! To be sanctified means to be made holy and set apart for the Lord. Only God … Continue reading God has done it; now I must live it!
"I have the right to do anything," you say - but not everything is beneficial. - 1 Corinthians 6:12 Some of the best things about birthdays as you grow up are all the "rights" you start to accumulate. At 13-years old you earn the right to watch certain movies and play certain video games . … Continue reading Not everything is beneficial
Sometimes when I'm reading a passage of scripture there's one specific word that resonates with me. It's as if God took a holy highlighter to it. Today it was the word "consecrate". To consecrate something means to set it apart. To dedicate it to God's service. Throughout the Old Testament God commands consecration. Sometimes it's … Continue reading Consecrate yourselves
This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory. I want you to remember what the holy prophets said long ago and what our Lord and Savior commanded through your apostles. (2 Peter 3:1-2 NLT) ...stimulate your wholesome … Continue reading Any day now
Jesus remained busy during his last days on earth. He continued to teach and rebuke, to heal and make waves. The religious leaders were getting more and more uncomfortable with his message. He was in their face, using parable after parable to warn them and rebuke them. Finally after going back and forth with the … Continue reading Warning to the hypocrites