[Jesus], being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in the appearance as a man... Phil 2:6-7 I've always been fascinated with what Jesus is. … Continue reading Jesus: God and Man fused together:
For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake... Phil 1:29 That's a scripture that I don't hear quoted too often. Contrary to what some may say, it is the will of God for us to suffer persecution. How can … Continue reading The gift of suffering:
What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is being preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice. Phil 1:18 There are so many christians who spend so much time criticizing preachers that they don't agree with. Yet the bible tells us that Paul rejoices even over … Continue reading Don’t criticize preachers that you ought to be rejoicing over:
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:7 Paul takes the opportunity in his letter to the Ephesians to make it know that God's will shouldn't be a mystery. In fact, he goes so far to say that not understanding God's will is a result of a … Continue reading You should know what God’s will is!
A righteous man who falters before the wicked is like a murky spring and a polluted well. Proverbs 25:26 Many times when the bible speaks about water it is talking about the spoken word. Jesus said that those who believed in Him would be like a well of water springing up to everlasting life. He … Continue reading Don’t let the opinon of others pollute the truth you speak.
…that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— Eph 4:14-15 No where in the … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t have child-like faith.