11 Dec

Speak No Evil – 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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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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02 Oct

What is your Life’s Mission Statement?

Write it down, memorize it, meditate on it, that’s 1:21… Philippians 1:21. Writing from prison, Paul writes the epistle of joy, he sums up his life statement by saying, “For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” Paul wanted to know Christ (Philippians 3:10). This was his passion. Fill in the blanks in your life… For me to live is _____, to die is _____. If Christ is in that first blank, then dying is gain. Knowing Him is everything! Being with Him, intimacy with Christ, knowing Him and making Him known and if you know Christ and experience Him daily, then dying will be gain. It was for Paul, how about YOUR mission?

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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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