Christian Living – [New Life – New Focus]

  Colossians 3:1-4 1 If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth. 3 For ye died, and your life is Read More …

Lordship Salvation

Introduction Is it Christ the Savior who saves us? Or is it Christ the Lord who saves us? Or is it both? Who is it that we are really trusting for our salvation? What is our understanding of who Christ is when we place our faith in Him? What characterizes that faith? Here is where Read More …

An Empty Tomb, But An Occupied Throne

Galatians 1:6-9 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we Read More …

Sharing Our Faith in the Context of Christ’s Kingdom

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. So you understand where I’m coming from, please read the following two-part message: The Gospel and the Kingdom [1 of 2] The Gospel and the Kingdom [2 of 2] I’ve written quite a bit about why I believe it’s important – and Read More …

Commentary on Philippians, 3:7-9 (Defining Faith)

Scripture quotations are from the English Majority Text Version (EMTV) unless noted otherwise. Philippians 3:7-93:7 But such things as were gain to me, these I have considered loss for the sake of Christ. 3:8 More than that I also consider all things to be loss, on account of the surpassing worth of the knowledge of Christ Read More …

Commentary on Colossians, 3:8-10 (Christ-Likeness)

Colossians 3:8-10 “8 But now you also, put them all away: anger, rage, malice, slander, shameful speaking out of your mouth.” “now” I want to emphasize the word “now.” As believers in Christ, we’re to leave the old life behind, and to pursue our new life in Christ with all of our hearts, and we’re Read More …

Commentary on Colossians, 3:5-7 (Characterization of True Faith)

Colossians 3:5-7“5 Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”“Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth”This is a command. This is something that God requires of us. This is both a one time decision we make, and Read More …

Commentary on Colossians, 3:1-4 (Things Above)

Colossians 3:1-4 “1 If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” “If then you were raised together with Christ” Please read commentary on Romans 6:1-14. Here’s the link to the first verse: Understanding Romans 6 At the point of Read More …

Commentary on Colossians, 1:13 (Kingdom of Christ)

Colossians 1:13“who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love;“delivered”  (Gr. rhuomai – 4506)Rescued, saved“power”  (Gr. exousia – 1849)Force, authority, jurisdiction, domain, kingdom.“translated”  (Gr. methistemi – 3179)Transfer from one place to another.This to me is one of the key verses in the Bible, Read More …

Commentary on Galatians, 6:13-18

 Galatians 6:13-18 “13 For not even they who receive circumcision keep the law themselves; but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.” No one is able to fully keep the law, which is why we need Jesus. We have all sinned, and we all come short of God’s Read More …