Denny’s Blog 2016-10-29T15:10:43+00:00

Your Faithfulness Derives from God’s Faithfulness

The story of Hosea and Gomer is well-known. “The LORD said to Hosea, ‘Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the LORD.’ So, he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim” [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Goodness

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness. . . .” (Galatians 5:22). The fruit of the Spirit is the character of God renewed in you and working in you by the Spirit. The rich young ruler asked Jesus, “Good [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Read Through the Bible in 2019

We all want to grow or at least we should want to grow. This year, 2019, presents another opportunity for such growth. We can read the Bible and grow together spiritually. Jesus prayed to His Father for our growth when He said, "Sanctify them in [...]

By | January 1st, 2019|Denny's Blog, Devotions|

Anthropopathism and Incarnation

Metaphors are implied comparisons. John 10:7 is a good example, Jesus said, “I am the door.” In other words, Jesus is the way into the company of God’s people. Jesus compares Himself to a door or entranceway. We do not take the language literally. It [...]

By | December 17th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Continue in God’s Kindness (Romans 11:22)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness . . .” (Galatians 5:22). The fruit of the Spirit includes kindness that reflects the character of God in His mercy toward us. This kindness is goodness and generosity particularly related to the [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

God Works His Patience in You

God promises, "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances (Ezekiel 36:27). The Spirit inclines your heart to walk in God’s ways. You make effort to keep God’s commandments. [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Denny's Blog|

The God of Peace is With You

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace . . .” (Galatians 5:22). We all crave peace of heart and conscience. Unrest, anxiety, guilt, anger, and a host of other unseemly feelings and emotions often consume us. The deeds of the flesh include [...]

By | November 19th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy…” (Galatians 5:22). Love is the first of the fruit, love for God, love for Christ, love for others, love for Scripture, and love for the moral law as a way to demonstrate love. Joy quickly follows. [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

What is Biblical Love?

“Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these (Galatians 5:19-21). God’s moral law summarized in the Ten Commandments stands opposed to such [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

The Context of Contentment

Well known Christian counselor, Dr. Jay Adams, has lamented the proliferation of wall plaques that quote selected Bible verses. I’ve heard him suggest beginning a contextual wallpaper company. One of the texts frequently taken out of context is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Denny's Blog|