Ephesians 2….part 1
Ephesians

Ephesians 2….part 1

Ephesians 2 English Standard Version (ESV) By Grace Through Faith 2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of … Continue reading

Luke 2:41-52
Gospels / Luke

Luke 2:41-52

The Boy Jesus at the Temple 41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. 43 After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware … Continue reading

Romans 3
Romans

Romans 3

Romans 3 (ESV) God’s Righteousness Upheld 3 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 By no means! Let … 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

Psalm 15
Psalms

Psalm 15

1 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?     Who may live on your holy mountain? 2 The one whose walk is blameless,     who does what is righteous,     who speaks the truth from their heart; 3 whose tongue utters no slander,     who does no wrong to a neighbor,     and casts no slur on others; 4 who despises a vile person     but … Continue reading

1 John 2:15-17
1 John

1 John 2:15-17

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will … Continue reading

Psalm 10
Psalms

Psalm 10

1 Why, Lord, do you stand far off?     Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,     who are caught in the schemes he devises. 3 He boasts about the cravings of his heart;     he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord. 4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek … Continue reading

Christian / Reality Epiphany / The Mapps Quest

Carry Me

God has been working on my anger, stubbornness, and exaggeration issues.  I know this because in all the study I am doing the words jump out at me to be in line with the Spirit.  The fruits of the Spirit are: “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22-23.  In contrast, scripture clearly describes what … Continue reading