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A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:18-20) Yesterday, we talked about three signs you can look for to see if your life…

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Those who walk righteously and speak what is right, who reject gain from extortion and keep their hands from accepting bribes, who stop their ears against plots of murder and shut their eyes against contemplating evil — they are the ones who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. Their…

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So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:16) Many people have already given their life to Christ. Many Christians are suited up and trained up, but there is a problem. Many believers today need to get up. You should feel a…

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6 The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7 Break camp and advance into the hill country…” (Deuteronomy 1:6-7) Under Moses’ leadership, Israel had been given orders to move forward. They had stayed long enough where they had been. It was time to move forward and receive the things God had for them…and that…

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Some of my most vivid memories from childhood came when I played football. I was so excited when I finally…

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32 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. 33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. (Matthew 20:32-34) One of the things that separates Christianity from all other religions is that we can experience salvation by…

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What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:3) God told Abraham many things, which at the time seemed so unreal to him. God said things like: His descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky, he would be given a son in his old…

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So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to…

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He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) Today’s key verse is very familiar, a verse which we should be applying to our everyday lives. However, we need to take a deeper…

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As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received…There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all…

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