Posts by David Dorantes

Have You Found Him?

Jeremiah 10: 10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,…

Show Them How To Walk Wisely

Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (NIV) Where did you go for your last vacation? What places did you eat? When this pandemic is over, would you go back to those same familiar places? I would like to think so! In the rare opportunities I…

The Right Way of Living

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age. (NASB) Because God has given us grace – something we could never earn on our own – God asks us to…

Say NO to the World

Titus 2:12 (Grace) teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. (NIV) I can relate to what Titus says about earthly desires. We want what we want immediately. But when you have something great waiting, you are willing to say “No”…

Grace Is Teaching Us

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age. (NASB) In these verses, Paul is teaching Titus what to do as he works within a congregation of the Lord’s body.…

I Can’t Swim

Matthew 14:30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (NASB) The story we find in Matthew 14:22-36 is when Jesus walked on water.…

Temptation

Matthew 26: 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (NASB) What is your temptation? Why is it so hard to keep it under control? When we decided to give our life for the Lord, we had the best intentions to submit…

Sin Confuses Us

Proverbs 26:4-5 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will also be like him. 5 Answer a fool as his folly deserves, that he not be wise in his own eyes. (NASB) When the serpent talked to Eve in Genesis, the serpent was crafty and knew how to twist what God…

Sin And The Virus

Genesis 4:7-8 If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” 8 Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain…

Sin

Genesis 3:4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. (NIV) How does sin get started? The first thing it does is to find opposition to God’s commands. Satan wasted no time to divide a beautiful relationship between God and man. God spoke directly to Adam and Eve. What a privilege it…