Category Archives: 5 Romans to Philemon

Comfort in Sickness

I have been sick with a bad cold—sore throat, coughing, runny nose, weakness, the whole thing.  But I am writing to tell you that I am content with it all.  There has been a strange comfort, a sort of peace … Continue reading

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How to Find Comfort and Inner Strength

  2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us and in his special favor gave us everlasting comfort and good hope, 17 comfort your hearts and give you strength in every good thing … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Call Us to Be Sinless, But to Be Steadfast

  Lately I have been wrestling with some sins, and with myself, and with God.  Why don’t I have the power to resist certain temptations? And why does God not give me the power to resist?  I wrestle with the … Continue reading

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How We Make Light of Sin – from Ephesians 5:3-14

  Impurity Filthiness Silly talk Coarse jesting   These words suggest to me that there is a relaxed attitude about sin, that sin is not taken seriously. Yes, too often, I think, even among Christians sin is made light of … Continue reading

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Oh God, Show Me the Riches of Your Glory! — from Ephesians 3:16

    That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.   Lord, dig down into Your storehouse of splendor and grant to me, according … Continue reading

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Oh God, Grant Me Your Strength! – from Ephesians 3:16-19

    That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, … Continue reading

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Our Victory in Christ: My Sins Are Blotted Out, Nailed To the Cross – Part 2

Because Jesus gained victory over sin and evil, we can have victory too. When He gave His life for us on the cross in payment for our sins, He made a public spectacle of evil (Colossians 2:11-15). He then, in … Continue reading

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