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Memory Verses

This is a category for memory verses and their devotions.

My First Sunday Morning Sermon

On March the 6th, 2016, I was honored to preach my first ever Sunday morning sermon at First Baptist Church of New Albany in Ohio. To skip my comments and just listen to the sermon see below. A few notable moments. Upon arrival I found out they were happy to allow me to lead the […]

The Eyes of God

When the Bible says “God saw” or refers to “God’s eyes” what do you think that means? Is God like we are. I had an opportunity for a short devotion this Sunday at my church and decide to look into the “Eyes of God.” Notably, I posted about Habakkuk 1:13 years ago here. That is […]

The JudgeNotters! (Matthew 7:1)

The judgenotters! That is the affectionate nickname I’ve given to those people who use Matthew 7:1 to attempt to manipulate bible believers into absolute tolerance of sin. You can listen to the teaching below. http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=9113215406

3 John 1:4

3 John 4 – I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. What is truth? (John 18:38) If we are looking for a scriptural basis for the answer to this question (and, by the way, we are), then my mind immediately takes me to John 17:17: ‘Sanctify them in […]

1 Peter 3:15

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. I think this verse can best be broken down into three parts. The first part, “sanctify the […]

Luke 23:34 – Forgiveness

What is forgiveness? When Jesus utters this phrase, what is he saying? In other words, what exactly is Jesus asking his father to do? And how does that apply to us? Some would say that because Jesus prayed for those who persecuted him to be forgiven, we should all forgive all offenses against us. Others have said that since God doesn’t forgive everyone, that means we don’t have to either. I’ll try to lead you to an answer to these questions as we develop thoughts surrounding forgiveness.

Leviticus 19:2 – Be Holy

Leviticus is not an easy book for many to read. It seems to confuse a lot of people. I recommend taking it slowly and understanding the context. Always keep in mind that the Old Testament is pointing forward to the cross and your understanding should increase.

I find it to be an amazing account that God commands all men to be holy. Sure, this was written to the children of Israel, but I’ve been told by people who’ve taught me that when God repeats himself we should listen. Peter provides for us an example of this in his first letter.