Category Archives: PASSION Reflections

Gentle Words

A soft (gentle) answer turns away wrath (anger), but a harsh (grievous) word stirs up anger (wrath).  – Proverbs 15:1 ESV (Other Translations) A gentle (soothing, wholesome, healing) tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness (devious) in it breaks … Continue reading

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A Gentle Life

To speak evil of (malign, slander) no one, to avoid quarreling (brawling, be peaceable), to be gentle (considerate, kind), and to show perfect courtesy (meekness, consideration, gentleness) toward all people. – Titus 3:2 ESV (Other Translations)  The word “gentle” is … Continue reading

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The Spirit’s Fruit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness (meekness), self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23a ESV (KJV) If the these nine qualities are fruit of Spirit, then Spirit must possess these nine qualities, including gentleness.  … Continue reading

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The Savior’s Example, Part 2

He will not quarrel (strive, argue) or cry aloud (shout), nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; a bruised (battered) reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench. – Matthew 12:19-20a ESV (NKJV/CSB/others) … Continue reading

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The Savior’s Example

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle (meek) and lowly (humble) in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. – Matthew 11:29 ESV (KJV/NASB) Jesus tells us that he is not a … Continue reading

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The Shepherd’s Care

He will tend (feed) his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. – Isaiah 40:11 ESV (KJV)  Isaiah gives us … Continue reading

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The Shepherd’s Care

He will tend (feed) his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. – Isaiah 40:11 ESV (KJV) Isaiah gives us … Continue reading

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He Is Risen…

He is risen, so we can have: Forgiveness of Sins Removal of Guilt Cleansing from Shame Righteousness in Christ A New Life in Christ A Relationship with God Victory over Sin Victory over Satan A Mediator with God Intercession by … Continue reading

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If Jesus Is Dead and Gone…

If Jesus is dead and gone, we have: No Forgiveness of Sins No Removal of Guilt No Cleansing from Shame No Righteousness in Christ No New Life in Christ No Relationship with God No Victory over Sin No Victory over … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Five Solas

Soli Deo Gloria – To The Glory Of God Alone In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we … Continue reading

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