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Month: October 2019

Because ungodly people do arise in the church, we are urged to “contend earnestly for the faith” and not fall prey to the unfaithful or unbelieving.

Because ungodly people do arise in the church, we are urged to “contend earnestly for the faith” and not fall prey to the unfaithful or unbelieving.

BibleGateway: Jude 1-4, 16-25 ESV Text: Jude 1-4, 16-25 KJV Text: KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 1:      1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: 2 Mercy unto you, and peace and love, be multiplied.      3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort…

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God blesses us with so many good things and we show our thanks by returning a portion to Him.

God blesses us with so many good things and we show our thanks by returning a portion to Him.

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 ESV Text: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 KJV Text: The section starts at about 2:15 and ends at about 3:19 13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine: 14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates. 15 Seven…

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What can we do in this worsening world? We don’t just have to wring our hands for we’ve been given the grace to preach the word!

What can we do in this worsening world? We don’t just have to wring our hands for we’ve been given the grace to preach the word!

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 4:1-4 ESV Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-4 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 0:40      1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;…

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Do you think the world is getting worse? If so, you’re right. But evil will not win in the end. It will reach a point where it “will progress no further” once and for all.

Do you think the world is getting worse? If so, you’re right. But evil will not win in the end. It will reach a point where it “will progress no further” once and for all.

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 3:1-9 ESV Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-9 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:13      1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of…

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Any soldier of Jesus Christ will endure hardship, but God will remain faithful to His people.

Any soldier of Jesus Christ will endure hardship, but God will remain faithful to His people.

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 ESV Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:33      1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man…

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We need not be ashamed of the Gospel or any suffering we face because of it.

We need not be ashamed of the Gospel or any suffering we face because of it.

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 1:8-12 ESV Text: 2 Timothy 1:8-12 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:57 and ends at about 1:55 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace,…

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Helping those who are in need demonstrates love for them and love for God.

Helping those who are in need demonstrates love for them and love for God.

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 15:7-11 ESV Text: Deuteronomy 15:7-11 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:51 and ends at about 1:56 7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: 8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for…

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False teachers are all around us and we need to be ever vigilant lest we be led astray by them. The word of God will guide us.

False teachers are all around us and we need to be ever vigilant lest we be led astray by them. The word of God will guide us.

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 13:1-5 ESV Text: Deuteronomy 13:1-5 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:8      1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the…

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God, who raised our Lord Jesus from the dead, will work powerfully in you as well.

God, who raised our Lord Jesus from the dead, will work powerfully in you as well.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV Text: Hebrews 13:20-21 KJV Text: The section starts at about 2:22 and ends at about 2:51 20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and…

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Keeping the faith through life is difficult. Be encouraged both by those Christians who have gone before you and by Christ Himself who endured suffering on account of the joy to come.

Keeping the faith through life is difficult. Be encouraged both by those Christians who have gone before you and by Christ Himself who endured suffering on account of the joy to come.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 0:39      1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was…

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