Category: Edification

Father’s Day? Calling All Spiritual “Fathers”

1Co 4:14  I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.  1Co 4:15  For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.  1Co 4:16  Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers ...

Writer’s Block

I think it would be hard to believe that someone who holds before him “the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8),” that have been revealed, would have a tough time thinking of something to write. Yet, it does happen on occasion. And, it’s not a bad thing, at all! I encourage young preachers not to ...

Your Spiritual Life is Like a Racetrack

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” (1 Cor. 9:24) Just imagine your spiritual life is like a racetrack set before you. A straight road as far as the eye can see. And this is the only road you ...

The Amazing Body

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made ...

“Let This Mind Be In You Which Was Also In Christ Jesus”

Phil.2:2] Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.[3] Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.[4] Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things ...

Ye Have the Poor With You Always

And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. – Mark 14:6-7 KJV One of the biggest trends happening in the church is ...

How Does The Spirit “Helpeth Our Infirmities?”

Rom.8:26] Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.[27] And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints ...

What Is “The Fruit Of The Spirit” And It’s Benefits?

Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal 5:23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Gal 5:24  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Gal 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in ...

What Does It Mean To Be “Led By The Spirit Of God?”

Rom 8:12  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  Rom 8:13  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit ...

Just My Imagination?

Maybe it’s just my imagination? But, it seems there is much more backbiting, and bickering, now happening between like minded Believers. Well, let me take that opening statement back.  It’s not my imagination.  It is fact!  There is, after all, nothing new under the sun. You see; there is something inherent in every single person ...

What Does It Mean To Be “Filled With The Spirit?”

Eph 5:14  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.  Eph 5:15  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,  Eph 5:16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Eph 5:17  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the ...

Godliness: Standing “Perfect And Complete” In Him

Gen.1:[26] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.[27] So God created man ...

A Stroke of Grace

Thursday, March 17, 2022 became a day of drastic change for me. I had a stroke in the lower cerebrum of my brain. I was sitting down, having my morning cup o’ joe when it hit! A headache, with waves of sweat, which sent me back to bed. I figured, a little bit of rest, ...

“Ye See How Large A Letter I Have Written Unto You”

2Co 13:1  This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.  2Co 13:2  I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and ...

Being Conformed To The Image Of His Son

Rom 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.  Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his ...

“The Love Of Christ” And The “Love Of God” Romans 8:35-39

Question: What Is The Difference Between “The Love Of Christ” In Romans Chapter 8:35, And “The Love Of God” In Verse 39, Is This Referring To Their “Love” For Us, Or Our “Love” For Them? Rom 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or ...

“Yet For Love’s Sake”

Phm 1:4  I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,  Phm 1:5  Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;  Phm 1:6  That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you ...

The Reliability of Scripture

Everyone has their own opinions about everything under the sun, including politics and religion. Dare I say that these are still the most disagreed upon subjects ever!  The main thing that sparks so much of the disagreement is inaccurate information. Our political world is adrift in opinion, rather than set laws. The same can be ...

Mike Moriarty’s “Christ: My All in All”

How about some spiritual comfort food via my fellow MAD BAD podcaster, Mike Moriarty? He once put this list together, which you can also download as a Word doc. over here at our website along with a few other grace goodies. Mike totally rocks. -Joel —————————————————————— “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27) ...

What Is The “Gift” That Paul Exhorts Unto Timothy To “Stir Up?” Part 1

2Ti 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2Ti 1:2  To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2Ti 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my ...