Faith works by love

The title today is found in Galatians 5.6. The Greek word for works here is a word that means to operate or to put on display. It also could be translated energy. In other words, it is love that energizes, or puts faith on display. Faith and love are “twin...

Motivation

Two people can be doing the exact same thing outwardly, and yet in their hearts be motivated by different reasons. This proposes a question that each one of us must answer. Why do you do the things that you do? There are only three possibilities: to please my fellow...

Motives

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that...

1 Corinthians 3:10-17

Although the subject of motives in serving The Lord is very important and will be the subject matter at the Judgment Seat of Christ.The immediate context of our study this morning in verses 10-15 is directed to leaders, and their pure or impure motivation behind the...

Displeasure with God's goodness

Jonah 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. What was it that displeased Jonah? The fact that God was gracious, merciful, slow to anger and kind towards the repentant Ninevites. Jonah had expected the Ninevites to reject God’s message and...