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Put Off… Put On…

Scripture tells us that before we came to saving faith in Jesus, we walked around dead in our trespasses following the world and its course (Ephesians 2). But now in Christ, we are made alive—new creations. As Christians, there are things of our former nature that we must now put off or take off […]

Love's Labors

The following study was compiled using the sermon notes of Charles H. Spurgeon, available as one of the Blue Letter Bible commentaries.

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:7)

The grace of love is absolutely essential to true godliness. So essential is it […]

Gathered Together

THE “Gathered togethers” of Scripture are associated with the fellowship of God’s saints.

Gathered together in sorrow “And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together ” (Luke 24:33). This is when the disciples were gathered together after the crucifixion of Christ. Gathered together for worship […]

The Sword of the Lord

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to […]

Bringing Men to Jesus

As Christians, we ought to bring all types of folks to Jesus. Following the pattern set forth in the Gospels, we ought to bring:

The Sick

Matthew 4:24 – “So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, […]

Abiding in Christ

There are at least five fruits of abiding in Christ:

Spiritual Fruitfulness

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5

Answered Prayer

“If you abide in me, and […]

The Practice of Corporate Prayer

Yesterday, we looked at the practice of private prayer. Today, we consider the call to pray corporately in the same seven ways:

1. The prayer of ADORATION.

Jeremiah 10:6-7 – There is none like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might. Who would not fear you, O King […]

The Practice of Private Prayer

Prayer is an important part of the Christian’s life. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 encourages Christians to pray without ceasing. What does this look like? How does one pray privately?

Scripture gives us seven examples:

1. The prayer of ADORATION.

Psa 18:2 – The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, […]

Quickened by Grace, in Christ

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places […]

"Now to Him who is able…"

The following is adapted from the commentaries of Ray Stedman, available as a free resource at the Blue Letter Bible website.

Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus […]