Witnessing for God – Matthew 10:16-20

It’s Not Paranoia When They Truly Are Out To Get You 16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. 18 On myContinue reading “Witnessing for God – Matthew 10:16-20”

Christian Households and God – Colossians 3:18-21

The Family Is Attacked By The Enemy Because It Displays The Order And Submission Of The Trinity 18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21Continue reading “Christian Households and God – Colossians 3:18-21”

Combat Training with God – Hebrews 12:1-3

Never Give Up, Never Surrender! (To Sin) 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer andContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Hebrews 12:1-3”

Combat Training with God – 1 Timothy 4:1-5

Not Everyone Who Claims To Be Of God Truly Is 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people toContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 1 Timothy 4:1-5”

Combat Training with God – Galatians 3:10-13

The Righteous Shall Live By Faith 10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God,Continue reading “Combat Training with God – Galatians 3:10-13”

The Word of God – Hebrews 4:12-13

The Word Is Alive 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bareContinue reading “The Word of God – Hebrews 4:12-13”

Combat Training with God – 1 Peter 2:13-17

Submit To God And The Ruling Authorities 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will thatContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 1 Peter 2:13-17”

Temptation of Christ – Hebrews 4:14-16

Then Jesus Was Led By The Spirit Into The Wilderness To Be Tempted By The Devil. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who isContinue reading “Temptation of Christ – Hebrews 4:14-16”

Combat Training with God – Galatians 6:1-2

Carry Each Other’s Burdens 1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Seized by Sin TheContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Galatians 6:1-2”

Combat Training with God – Psalm 51:16-17

God Does Not Delight In Sacrifices For Sin 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. 17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. Reparation Rejected There are some action films whereContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Psalm 51:16-17”

Spiritual Development with God – 1 John 2:12-14 (NASB)

Everyone Is In A Different Stage Of Spiritual Development 12 I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake. 13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you haveContinue reading “Spiritual Development with God – 1 John 2:12-14 (NASB)”

Combat Training with God -James 3:7-10

How Can Salt Water Come Out Of A Fresh Water Spring? 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With the tongue we praise ourContinue reading “Combat Training with God -James 3:7-10”

Combat Training with God – John 8:31-38

Adhere To The Teachings Of Jesus Christ 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slavesContinue reading “Combat Training with God – John 8:31-38”

Combat Training with God – 1 Corinthians 1:22-25

Seek After God, Not Signs And Wonders Nor Worldly Wisdom 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom ofContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 1 Corinthians 1:22-25”

Combat Training with God – 2 Timothy 2:11-13

Remember These Things 11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. if we disown him, he will also disown us; 13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. Trustworthy Truism PaulContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 2 Timothy 2:11-13”

Combat Training with God – 1 John 4:1-3

Test The Spirits 1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the fleshContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 1 John 4:1-3”

Combat Training with God – Romans 13:11-12

The Day Is Near 11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds ofContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Romans 13:11-12”

Combat Training With God – John 16:1-4

Be Faithful To The Very End 1 “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. 3 They will do such thingsContinue reading “Combat Training With God – John 16:1-4”

Combat Training With God – Luke 6:46-49

Practice Makes Perfect 46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug downContinue reading “Combat Training With God – Luke 6:46-49”

Combat Training With God – 2 Timothy 2:3-6

Be Engaged In The Work Entrusted To You 3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. 5 Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crownContinue reading “Combat Training With God – 2 Timothy 2:3-6”

Combat Training with God – Romans 8:12-14

Live According To The Spirit. 12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. 14Continue reading “Combat Training with God – Romans 8:12-14”

Combat Training with God – Matthew 7:21-23

Obedience is the Key to Discipleship 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name andContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Matthew 7:21-23”

Combat Training with God – Philippians 4:8-9

All Character Building Starts in the Mind 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it intoContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Philippians 4:8-9”

Combat Training with God – 1 Peter 1:13-16

Be Holy as God is Holy 13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 ButContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 1 Peter 1:13-16”

Combat Training with God – Judges 7:2-8

God Plus You > All The Known Universe 2 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ 3 Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave MountContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Judges 7:2-8”

Combat Training with God – Matthew 18:15-17

 Discipline Is a Corporate Issue – Not Just a Personal One 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matterContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Matthew 18:15-17”

Combat Training with God – 1 Timothy 2:1-3

Prayer to Provide Potentates with Power and Protection 1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 whoContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 1 Timothy 2:1-3”

Combat Training with God – Romans 13:1-2

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. The United StatesContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Romans 13:1-2”

Combat Training with God – 2 Corinthians 10:5

 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, We have been given a great gift – the gift of free will.  To have that gift, God has given us a mind that is able to think with reason AND emotion.  Part ofContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 2 Corinthians 10:5”

Identity in Christ – John 15:5 (ESV)

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. Just as a branch needs the sap of nourishment from the tree, so do we need the same from Jesus Christ.  The branch isContinue reading “Identity in Christ – John 15:5 (ESV)”