1Whosoever believes on Jesus as the Christ is born of God… 4For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith (1 John 5:4-5).
The fabled heroes strained to survive the adversary, relentless in pummeling the outnumbered ranks. One pummeled to the ground while on bended knee his armor wasted. One brother-in-arms on his back—the enormous weight and scathing sensation of […]
1 John 2
28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. 29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
1 Corinthians 1
26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many […]
I think the hardest person to minister to is the worldly Christian. In contrast, loving those who disagree with the Christian faith is simple because their stance is clear, marked in the sand and it provides a starting point for conversations. Ministering to those who are caught in the clutches of sin and are grasping to be free are able to be rescued because they see their need. But the […]
The sixth hour had come.
Midday was upon the hill outside of Jerusalem. Three hours of being crucified. The three darkest were yet to come.
It was time to pour out fully the cursed cup for Jesus to drink. The spotless Lamb was imputed a concentration of sin this world had never seen. The
Lamb of God became the scapegoat of man. Never a more disgraceful and unholy creature was there for the […]
This week, we jumped into the book of 1 John. As we talked about in our introduction to the book, there are a lot of topics that are present in the letter. However, the theme that permeates the text is that of abiding in Jesus. John writes this letter because the idea abiding in Jesus is being washed away by the harmful gnostic thought of the day. This idea posited […]
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth (Psalm 33:6)
It has been a challenge for my family to live by a completely new set of rules. I’m sure you can relate. It’s an understatement in many ways to say that God has shuffled things around so much in life that we have had to make adjustments. However, life hasn’t […]