April 8, 2018
John chapter 21 tells the story of Jesus meeting up with His disciples on the shores of their favorite lake. It follows a night where these former fishermen worked all night but caught nothing. Then just as the sun was about to rise, a stranger on the beach shouts to them to cast their nets on the opposite side of the boat…
April 1, 2018
Do you believe in the resurrection? Or do you view this as something akin to an April Fool’s joke? You can believe the earth is flat. And you can believe Jesus did NOT rise from the dead. But your believing is in vain if what you’re believing isn’t true.
March 25, 2018
Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem amidst waving palms and shouts of ‘Hosanna!’ God’s people had long awaited their promised Messiah. But their expectations were unfortunately rooted in misinterpreted prophecies and errant teachings.
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…