11 Dec

Speak No Evil – Ephesians 4:29

EPHESIANS 4:29

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Stupid. Idiot. Jerk. Loser. Ignorant. Moron. Fool. “What were you thinking?” “You’ll never learn!” “You’re driving me crazy!”

Our words can do a lot of damage, and once they come out of our mouths it’s too late to do anything about it. The Bible commands us to be slow to speak (James 1:19) and for good reason: the more we talk, the more we tend to sin.

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01 Nov

Truth Telling

James 5:12

“But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.”

“Place your hand on the Bible and repeat after me” is a common phrase in a court of law as well as at the swearing in ceremonies of many public officials, but it is not at the heart of today’s verse – telling the truth is. Jesus Himself said that He was the “way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) and that the very reason He had come to earth was to “testify to the truth” (John 18:37). Truth is at the center of God’s character, and should be at the center of ours, as well.

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23 Oct

Humility – James 4:10

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”

Humility should be one of the primary marks of an authentic Christian, and it is repeated throughout both the Old and the New Testaments. The Psalmist says, “One who has a haughty look and a proud heart, him I will not endure” (Ps. 101:5), while James reminds us that, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (4:6). I think John the Baptist put it most succinctly when he said, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (Jn. 3:30).

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04 Oct

Darkness & Sin Envelopes Sin City

Recently we witnessed the total depravity of man manifest in Las Vegas. Here On the month of the 500th year anniversary of the reformation.

Depraved – debauched sin rocks sin city. In the middle of a big country music concert a deranged Gunman killed over 57 people & wounded over 500. What was his motivation? All the media outlets are wondering What drove him to it? The same thing that plagues all of us in Adams fallen race-sin or total depravity as the reformers called it.

Hence Romans 3:23 & Romans 6:23.
A graphic reminder of our desperate need for the Savior and our need to pray for and support all the ministry happening today in sin city.

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20 Sep

What are your chains?

What are your chains? And how could Paul say in Philippians 1:13, “My chains are in Christ”?

I’ve been absolutely fascinated with this little phrase from Paul in Philippians 1, verse 13 where he says my chains, my bonds…are in Christ. Here he goes to Rome to preach the Gospel and ends up going as a prisoner chained, in house arrest, to a Roman guard.

Things may not have seemed to turn out like he had hoped, but he says this has happened to the furtherance of the Gospel. Whatever your chains are, whatever rough stuff you’re going through, remember, God has you in that mess to spread His message! Can you say with Paul, “My chains are in Christ?” If you’re in Christ, you can say that. Trust Him today and let Him break every chain in your life.

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01 Sep

What Are You Thinking About Right Now

truthBy: Stu Epperson, Jr.

What are you thinking about right now? Let’s hear from the Apostle Paul about this.

In Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

Our mind is constantly thinking. You can only think scientifically one thought at a time. Is your mind being filled with and fueled with The Word of God, or are you thinking about stuff that doesn’t matter? My challenge to you is to think Godly thoughts and watch the fruit of those thoughts come out in your life! What are you thinking about?!!! Think about Him. And let him change and His peace rule your hearts and minds.

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