Peter’s Very Public Rebuke.

Walking “Not Uprightly” Under The New Covenant. Galatians 2:11 11"But when Peter was come to Antioch, I (Paul) withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. 12 For before that certain came from James, (senior pastor of the Church of Jerusalem) he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they (the Jerusalem Jews) … Continue reading Peter’s Very Public Rebuke.

Jesus’ Love For Us In The Book Of Leviticus.

1 Corinthians 10:11 "Now all these things happened to them (the Israelites) as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come." - (The Apostle, Paul.) - 1 Corinthians?  I thought we were going to learn about Jesus in the book of Leviticus?  Yes we are, and … Continue reading Jesus’ Love For Us In The Book Of Leviticus.

Listen With A Hearing Heart.

Psalm 65: 9-13 You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; The river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, For so You have prepared it. You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth. You crown the year … Continue reading Listen With A Hearing Heart.

Tish B’Av [תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב] 😓

Numbers 13:31-33 "But the men who had gone up with him (Caleb) said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone … Continue reading Tish B’Av [תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב] 😓

Hazardous Addition And Subtraction! 👇🏻

Adding and subtracting Revelation 1:3; “3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.” – – This verse at the beginning of the book of Revelation is a promise of blessing to those who read … Continue reading Hazardous Addition And Subtraction! 👇🏻

Samson, The Philistines, And The Wells Of Refreshing.

Genesis 26:15-18 “Now THE PHILISTINES HAD STOPPED UP ALL THE WELLS which his {Isaac’s} father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.” 17 Then Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent … Continue reading Samson, The Philistines, And The Wells Of Refreshing.

Divisions Of The New Testament.

2 Timothy 3:16-17. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction inrighteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – – Why was the Bible given to us? According to the verse above, it was given, ultimately, … Continue reading Divisions Of The New Testament.

God’s Formula For Successful Relationships.

Genesis 3:17-20 “Then to Adam He (God) said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. … Continue reading God’s Formula For Successful Relationships.

God Has Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear.

2 Timothy 1:7 7″For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power (Dynaméōs) and of love (Agapéō) and of a sound mind (Sōphronísmoū).” – – This is one of my favorite verses.  It is such a powerful, comforting promise from our loving heavenly Father. Whenever I am afraid or worried or when cares … Continue reading God Has Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear.

Transfiguration!

Mark 9:2-8 2″Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4 And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5 Then Peter answered … Continue reading Transfiguration!

There Is Room At The Cross For You!

Jesus’ Lineage Matthew 1:1-6 1″The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: 2 Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. 4 Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot … Continue reading There Is Room At The Cross For You!

What Does It Mean To Fall From Grace?

Galatians 5:3-4 “3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW; you have FALLEN FROM GRACE.” – – What does it mean to fall from grace?  Here’s a better question:  Can … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Fall From Grace?

You Are A Living Love Letter.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19 18 “Now all things are of God who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” … Continue reading You Are A Living Love Letter.

On The Third Day!

lI Peter 3:8-9 NKJV “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is AS a thousand years, and a thousand years AS one day.  The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” – … Continue reading On The Third Day!

Blessings Of Reuben, Simeon, And Levi.

Genesis 49:1-4 “1 And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you IN THE LAST DAYS: 2 Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father.  3 “Reuben, you are my firstborn, My might and the beginning of my strength, The excellency of dignity and the excellency … Continue reading Blessings Of Reuben, Simeon, And Levi.

Blessings Of Jacob Over Zebulun And Naphtali.

Genesis 49:1-2 ” 1 And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:  2 “Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father.” - - Jacob was about to die and be gathered to his fathers.  Just prior to his death, however, … Continue reading Blessings Of Jacob Over Zebulun And Naphtali.

Abram, The Furnace, And The Burning Lamp.

Genesis 15:5-11 Then He (Jesus) brought him (Abram) outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”  And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness." Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to … Continue reading Abram, The Furnace, And The Burning Lamp.

The Parable Of The Talents.

Matthew 25:14-19 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the … Continue reading The Parable Of The Talents.

The First-Born Blessing: Double Portion Of The Triune God!

Romans 8:11 “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” - - The First-born Blessing was a coveted honor in the Old Testament. The Father of the first born would place his right hand on the head of … Continue reading The First-Born Blessing: Double Portion Of The Triune God!

The Elders Of Revelation.

Revelation 4:1-4  "1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”  2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.  … Continue reading The Elders Of Revelation.

Galilee And The Yom Kippur War Of 1973

God Protects His People Psalm 121:4 "4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep." -   - Of all the nations and ethnic groups on earth, none has been more hated and persecuted than the Jewish people.  Yet amazingly, because of God's grace and mercy, they have remained intact, their ancient language … Continue reading Galilee And The Yom Kippur War Of 1973

Queens, Concubines, and Virgins Without Number!

Song of Solomon 6:1 "Where has your beloved gone, O fairest among women? Where has your beloved turned aside, That we may seek him with you?" - - This wonderful book, this "Song of Songs," is a beautiful description of our wonderful Jesus, His love for us, and His loving relationship with His bride, The … Continue reading Queens, Concubines, and Virgins Without Number!

Spiritual Growth According To Paul.

Peter 3:18 18 "...but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen." - - It's natural, I suppose, to reason out spiritual truths according to our human understanding, particularly on the topic of spiritual growth.  After all, we are human … Continue reading Spiritual Growth According To Paul.

All Things Are Possible To Him Who Believes

Mark 9:21-24 24 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” 23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. 'Everything is possible for … Continue reading All Things Are Possible To Him Who Believes

The The Error of Balaam And The Doctrine Of The Nicolaitans

Numbers 23:19-21 “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. … Continue reading The The Error of Balaam And The Doctrine Of The Nicolaitans

Eutychus And The Story behind The Words

Acts 20:7-12 7"Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upper room where they were gathered together. 9 And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking … Continue reading Eutychus And The Story behind The Words

As It Was In The Days Of Noah: Flood Series Part 7 of 8

Jude verses 5-7 "5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in … Continue reading As It Was In The Days Of Noah: Flood Series Part 7 of 8