The Attacks Begin!

Mark 3:22- “The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul (Satan),” and “He is driving out the demons by the [power of the] ruler of the demons.” AMP Jesus came to preach the good news of the kingdom, God’s rule, and His authority. As He moves forth in ministry, He startsContinue reading “The Attacks Begin!”

The Reign of God!

Mark 1:14-15- “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” NKJV Mark not only uses words like “immediately” and “straightway”, he seems to write in a hurry, getting straight toContinue reading “The Reign of God!”

Jesus, Our Example!

Mark 1:9 – “It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan” NKJV Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God! I may repeat that frequently, but it’s important for us to know and declare that He was no ordinary man. He was bothContinue reading “Jesus, Our Example!”

Avoiding Pollution!

Romans 12:3- “For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [andContinue reading “Avoiding Pollution!”

Conformity or Transformation?

Romans 12: 2- “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” NKJV Paul continues his thought of how we are to present ourselves to God! He has already shared some key points: God is looking forContinue reading “Conformity or Transformation?”

Called to Live!

Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. NKJV When I read or think of this verse, I always see it in reference to this life we are to live before God. SometimesContinue reading “Called to Live!”

Who Believes?

Romans 10:16-17- “But they were not all obedient to the good tidings, for Isaiah saith, `Lord, who did give credence to our report?’ So then the faith [is] by a report, and the report through a saying of God” YLT The book of Isaiah is a favorite of mine. In the verse for today, PaulContinue reading “Who Believes?”

Beautiful Feet!

Romans 10:14-15- “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preachContinue reading “Beautiful Feet!”

Confession Time!

 Romans 10:9 – That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” NKJV When you think of the word, “confession”, what comes to your mind? Is it the confessional booth in a cathedral? Maybe it means getting caught,Continue reading “Confession Time!”

Rock of Offense

Romans 9:30-31- “What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith; but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.” NKJV Can I just be honest and say that a lot is going on in this chapter. I don’t mean to overlook verses,Continue reading “Rock of Offense”