June 17, 2018
So what of us who’ve long sought the Lord and His Word to glean the best seed to sow into the hearts of our children (the natural ones and spiritual ones) but visibly only see what looks like barren ground–what do we do? Quit or pray?
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.
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…
November 4, 2017
We are deeply loved by Christ, and we should love one another in like manner. What is the appropriate response? Thanksgiving and Joy!
May 7, 2017
John and his brother James were a couple dudes you didn’t want to mess with. By the time John wrote his Gospel, three epistles, and the book of Revelation, he was a radically changed man.
December 18, 2016
So how should Christmas be celebrated? Together! As a unified body. Harmoniously. How should the Christian life be lived out? The same!
August 14, 2016
Is it even possible to be Christlike without loving children? And don’t we love children best by telling them about the One who loves them most?!
July 10, 2016
Brother Gene Tope shares some experiences that he and his wife Karleen had during their many ministry trips to Ghana, Africa.