Head Coverings — [1 Corinthians 11]

  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2018 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.”   The subject of head coverings came up in our family one day, and I wrote down what I believe Paul is addressing in this passage. I decided Read More …

Spiritual Enlightenment — [Evidence of Salvation]

  Those who have truly been “enlightened” (Eph 1:18) via regeneration, will grow in their ability to see the truth and the kind of life we’re to live from God’s point of view. They will grow in their understanding of God Himself. They will move forward, not backward. True enlightenment does not lead one to Read More …

Living a Life of Excellence — [Commentary on Philippians 1:8-11]

  Philippians 1:8-11 8 For God is my witness, how I long after you all in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment; 10 so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may Read More …

Humility, Wisdom, and Church Authority

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. Words in brackets [ ] are provided for clarity.   Introduction There are two areas of pursuit that stand out above the others in my life, and they are humility and wisdom. Years ago when pride was taking over my life, Read More …

The Spirit-Filled Life of Wisdom

  How do we live the Spirit-filled life? How do we walk by the Spirit? How do we make decisions that are in God’s will? These questions are answered in the following passages:   (Ephesians 5:15-18) – 15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use Read More …

New Life, New Perspective

  Commentary on Colossians 3:1-4   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 Read More …

Can a Person Be a Christian and Not Live the Life of a Christian?

  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2016 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.   Introduction A true born-again Christian who doesn’t live the Christian life, would provide the perfect definition of an oxymoron. A Christian is not someone who merely says Read More …