March 18, 2018
There was once a young redneck fisherman with a bent towards brawling. He meets a Galilean Carpenter that was not from his neck of the woods. The fisherman became The Apostle of Love. The love which changed this one can also change you…
March 11, 2018
First John is written to believers whom the writer deeply loved. It’s also written to those of us who would follow in their footsteps. John calls these dear souls, Agapetoi in the Greek which most translate as, beloved.
March 4, 2018
When a person is reborn and God’s love comes flooding into their soul, it’s not meant to merely pool up inside. It’s meant to flow out. God’s undeserved love (grace) is transformational. It changes our hearts within, affecting our hearts towards others. Love is the intended result, vertically and horizontally.
February 25, 2018
John 13:34 says, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John’s not talking about an emotional syrupy kind of love but rather a form of love the Greek renders Agape.
February 18, 2018
God the Father has lavished His love upon us through the redemptive and adoptive work of His Son, Jesus Christ, thus causing us to be numbered among His very own children! The realization of all this should flood our hearts with unspeakable joy…
February 11, 2018
In a broad sense, an antichrist is anyone who denies Jesus as the Christ. More narrowly, an antichrist is anyone who becomes a human agent of Satan in defiant opposition to our Lord. John indicates they actually had them in the church!
January 28, 2018
With respect to the Scriptures, no one writes more about love than John. In the person of Jesus, the love of God came down. And through God’s people it needs to go forth. That’s what John says over and over again. It would seem he really means it…
January 21, 2018
Jesus, as our Advocate, is One who stands before God representing us like a defense attorney. He defends our case before God Almighty, even as the Accuser of the Brethren (Satan) points to our sin. The Accuser says, “You are guilty!” Jesus says, “Not guilty!”
January 14, 2018
Clear throughout John’s first epistle is his notion that true regeneration, without transformation, makes the authenticity of the supposed regeneration, suspect. The purchase of our redemption and adoption was not cheap. Though it cost us nothing, the ransom paid was the violent death of God’s only Son. This has profound implications for our Christian walk.
January 7, 2018
What great joy it would be to see the body of Christ flourishing in our day. To see a sustained visitation by God, a powerful move of the Holy Spirit, another great awakening with the household of faith on fire. There’s nothing wrong with praying for this as all great revivals were preceded by faithful […]