3rd Sunday in Lent, John 2:13-22
So, this week, when you find yourself doing some kind of cleaning, pause, picture Jesus cleaning the temple out, and be reminded how Jesus has cleansed you with His blood, and empowered by His grace, examine your heart, what sin am I clinging to?
19th Sunday after Pentecost, Luke 16:19-31
If I were the devil I would stop at nothing, I would do anything, I would try everything in order to get you and your loved ones to spend an eternity in hell with me.
3rd Sunday in Lent, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
When I think I’m fine, when I think I’m good on my own, when I’m tempted to become proud. I need to hear, “Be careful that you don’t fall.” I need to hear that I can fall from the faith so I don’t become careless and indifferent.
1st Sunday in Lent, Luke 4:1-13
How do we fight temptation? It’s having God and His Word at the very core of our life. The reason we lie, the reason we sin, the reason we give in to Satan’s temptation is because something other than God has become our core, something else is more important to us than Him.
19th Sunday after Pentecost, 2 Corinthians 13:5-8
Jesus lived and died for you! Jesus lives inside of you. But that examination question is good because it causes us to live in repentance. To confess our sins, to be strengthened by Jesus’ forgiveness who lives in us and to clear out the bad thinking, to change bad behaviors and pursue what is right and good. That’s the Christian that you are.
13th Sunday after Pentecost, Ephesians 4:20-29
I infiltrate churches. I divide Christians. I spread suspicion and make innocent people cry on their pillows. Do you know me? I’m sure you’ve met me, my name is gossip.
10th Sunday after Pentecost, Titus 2:11-14
Like a kid in the candy store we are each surrounded by an enormous buffet of options for self-indulgence. How do we live? How can we be self-controlled? On our own we can’t. But the grace of God has set us free.
5th Sunday after Pentecost, Luke 6:27-35
Next time you’re tempted to be angry be reminded of your deeper problem beneath it all: your sin. But then remember what God has done with all your sins: forgiven them.