Through different writers and thousands of years, the Bible still speaks to our lives in a personal way. All scripture is equally inspired; not all scripture is equally applicable to your life all the time. When you read through the Bible, some passages will jump out at you and give direction, bring conviction, or offer… Continue reading Roles that the Scripture Plays in Our Lives
There would be no hope without an empty tomb, and we would be hopeless. The very existence of Christianity depends on the truth of the empty tomb. Without Jesus fulfilling the promise to rise from the dead, what would there be to hope for? Mary Magdalene had no hope until Jesus found her. She loved… Continue reading Hope that Never Dies
Have you ever considered the thieves on the cross? Are you and I any different? We have more in common with them than you think. Think about it for a minute. We are all sinners, and we all fall short of the glory of God. One thief joined the crowd and mocked Jesus. We should… Continue reading I have Eternal Life with Jesus!
There is great expectation from the parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles when a baby is expected. There is preparation, thanksgiving, and celebration. There are concerns and tears of joy. All surrounded by the miracle of Life. Envision what Mary must have felt when she held her son, Jesus, in her arms for the first… Continue reading God has a plan for my Life
Please read: III John III John was written to an individual named Gaius. It is a typical Roman name, and it is not sure whether this Gaius is the same one referenced in Acts 19:29, 20:4; Romans 16:23; I Cor 1:14, or someone different. We do know that he had precious like faith as the… Continue reading Hospitality – love in action!
Please read: I John 5 John wraps up this epistle by giving the requirements for being born of God. A person must believe in the incarnate Son of God to be born of God. Assurance that they are born of God is that they love others born of God and are obedient to God's commands.… Continue reading Are you born of God?
Please read: I John 4 John starts chapter 4 with a warning to "test the spirits." The Secessionists or false teachers believed that Jesus Christ did not come in the flesh. John helps us discern the false teachers from those who teach the truth. If they do not believe that Jesus came in the flesh,… Continue reading Perfect love casts out Fear!
Please read: I John 3:1-24 John considers the Father's "great love" lavished on us when we become believers in Christ. Then he further informs us that we shall be like Him, transformed, at His second coming. Our frail human bodies will become glorious and no longer subject to illness, disease, and death. When people believe this… Continue reading What Great Love the Father has lavished on us!
Please read: I John 2:12-29 John has a reason for writing this short letter, and he states it in the second chapter. John writes the letter to encourage the readers because their sins have been forgiven, and they knew Him (Jesus) from the beginning. John addresses the young men because they were tempted and overcame… Continue reading Your sins have been forgiven
Please read: I John 2:3-11 How important is it to keep the commandments of God? It is a difficult task for sure. John states that keeping the commandments of God is a way for other believers to recognize you as a Christian. If you believe in God but do not keep his commandments, the Bible… Continue reading Obey God’s command to love