United with Heaven

making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Ephesians 1:9-10 In Ephesians 1, Paul starts his letter by extolling God’s marvelous plan of salvation. He talks about all […]

Guiding Our Path

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16 In his second letter to Timothy, Paul writes a farewell letter to his friend and a fellow preacher. He gives encouragement and guidance to Timothy, preparing him for his work in God’s kingdom. In particular, he wants […]

The Lord’s Day

I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet Revelation 1:10 Right before Jesus’ crucifixion, He meets with his disciples and establishes the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-29). The passage describes Jesus explaining the elements. The bread represents his body, while the fruit of the vine represents his blood. However, […]

The Foolishness of Man

Today we look at 1 Corinthians 1:20-29. We explore the difference between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of man. Ultimately, we need humility to make sure we listen to God’s ideas over our own.

Wisdom’s Shout

Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; Proverbs 1:20 If you are trying to lose weight, there are no shortages of resources. Books, videos, and websites abound with new secret tricks to help people shed pounds. These items all exist because people will buy them. People spend millions and millions of dollars in pursuit […]

Victory Over Death

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:55 In Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian church, he addresses many doctrinal issues. Some of these they asked him to teach them on. In other cases, he had heard that false doctrine had spread among them. One of the issues he addresses is the resurrection […]

Slow to Anger

know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20 In the book of James, he warns us about the dangers of anger. While anger does have a time and place, we must guard against it controlling us. […]

The Joy Set Before Him

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 In Hebrews 11, the author lists pillars of faith. These are men and women who served after God in trying circumstances. […]