Ephesians 1:1-10
Ephesians

Ephesians 1:1-10

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful[a] in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Spiritual Blessings in Christ 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with … Continue reading

Hebrews 8
Hebrews

Hebrews 8

Chapter 7 showed us extensively the difference between the different priesthoods that have been instituted and approved by God. We learned that Jesus follows after the same pattern of Melchizedek in the way that He is not of the line of Levi, but never the less, God swore on oath that Jesus was indeed a … Continue reading

Romans 12
Romans

Romans 12

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able … Continue reading

Romans 9
Romans

Romans 9

“I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4 … Continue reading

Romans 8
Romans

Romans 8

1. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (What is it there for?) In chapter 7 we discussed why we are now able to live apart from the law and no longer be bound to it. Because of this freedom given to us by God, those who are in … Continue reading

Romans 2
Romans

Romans 2

God’s Righteous Judgment 2 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.3 Do you suppose, O … Continue reading

1 John 5:1-5
1 John

1 John 5:1-5

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands.  And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born … Continue reading

Psalm 14
Psalms

Psalm 14

1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”     They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,     there is none who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,     to see if there are any who understand,     who seek after God. 3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;     there is none who does … Continue reading

The 5 Solas
in-between studies

The 5 Solas

The Five Solas are five Latin phrases that emerged from the Protestant Reformation intended to summarize the Reformers’ basic theological principles in contrast to certain teachings of the Roman Catholic Church of the day. “Sola” is Latin meaning “alone” or “only” and the corresponding phrases are: Sola Fide, by faith alone Sola Scriptura, by Scripture alone Solus Christus, through Christ alone … Continue reading

Habakkuk 3:8-15
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 3:8-15

8 Were you angry with the rivers, Lord?     Was your wrath against the streams? Did you rage against the sea     when you rode your horses     and your chariots to victory? 9 You uncovered your bow,     you called for many arrows. You split the earth with rivers; 10     the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by;     the … Continue reading

Habakkuk 3:1-7
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 3:1-7

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth. 2 Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. 3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. 4 His splendor … Continue reading

Habakkuk 1:1-11
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 1:1-11

The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received. Habakkuk’s Complaint 2 How long, Lord, must I call for help,     but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!”     but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice?     Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me;     there is strife, and conflict abounds. 4 Therefore the … Continue reading

Psalm 12
Psalms

Psalm 12

1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;     those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. 2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;     they flatter with their lips     but harbor deception in their hearts. 3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips     and every boastful tongue— 4 those who say,     “By our tongues we will prevail;     our own lips will defend … Continue reading

1 John 2:28 – 3:3
1 John

1 John 2:28 – 3:3

28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming. 29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him. 3  1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called … Continue reading

Joshua 24 Covenant Renewed
Joshua

Joshua 24 Covenant Renewed

Then Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. He summoned the elders, leaders, judges and officials of Israel, and they presented themselves before God. 2 Joshua said to all the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Long ago your ancestors, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other … Continue reading

Psalm 9
Psalms

Psalm 9

1 I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;     I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in you;     I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. 3 My enemies turn back;     they stumble and perish before you. 4 For you have upheld my right and my cause,     sitting enthroned as the … Continue reading

Psalm 7
Psalms

Psalm 7

A shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite. 1 Lord my God, I take refuge in you;     save and deliver me from all who pursue me, 2 or they will tear me apart like a lion     and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me. 3 Lord my God, if I have done this     and there is guilt on … Continue reading