• The True Vine

    We underestimate our ability to exude the power of God in and through our lives. Make no mistake, in and of ourselves, we are powerless, have no control and are nothing. As a believer, we are born again with the Spirit of God that lives in us. As a result, He in US produces the fruit of the Spirit, the ability to be confident, and overcome the enemy, as well as in doing the work of God in the earth…but do we believe we possess that kind of power? Do we believe that power lives inside of us? How much do we believe that this power lives in us TODAY?…

  • Is It Sinful To Eat Certain Foods?

    In light of reading through Colossians (you can read all of my study notes HERE), I was lead to share what I’ve been reading that support the argument Paul makes that Christ is all, and that our faith is based solely on His finished work and not on legalism (tradition), carnality (morality), and philosophy (human knowledge). You may have read in the Bible where it declares certain foods clean and unclean, and the law commands that unclean foods are not pure to eat. There is some concern about the context of the passages that outline this concept, so below are the Scriptures that specifically address this, as well as some background…

  • Be Strong In God’s Grace

    In the previous chapter, we read about what perilous times look like in the last days before Christ’s return. In going through some of these worst times already, and preparing for what’s to come before Christ comes back, what does living as a believer look like? How can we be confident and courageous in life as true followers of Christ during the most evil of times as projected and described in the Bible? The answer is in 2 Timothy 2, and specifically addressed in verses 1-7: Paul says to Timothy, “1 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have…

  • Godlessness in the Last Days

    Next week, we will go back and read chapter 2, which encourages the believer to be strong, but it encourages us to do so in light of what is to come in chapter 3, which is our focus for this week. Verse 2 Timothy 3:1 describes the “perilous times” that are to come in the last days, which are times that will be hard to deal with and difficult to bear. The irony written in this chapter is rather startling because it juxtaposes the hope the young Timothy gave us as believers in 2 Timothy 2. However, we should always, ALWAYS read Scripture in light of Scripture. Never reading one…