THE BLESSING OF FORGIVENESS PT. 2

“Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do” (Colossians 3:13). We must never forget the beauty and costliness of the forgiveness of sins. Christ, in His death, forgave …

POSSESSING WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN US

So whatever the Lord our God takes possession of before us, we will possess (Judges 11:24). In the days of the judges of Israel, every man did what was right in His own eyes. This kind of attitude led Israel in a constant struggle with …

GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING!

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14). It makes my heart glad upon receiving news of Jesus and of His work in the world.  He is doing a great …

THE BLESSING OF FORGIVENESS

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him. We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us (Daniel 9:9-10). When we truly understand the love of …

GREATER LOVE

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you (John 15:13-14). When we think of the word “friend,” we usually think of someone for whom we have …

ENGAGING THE POWERS OF DARKNESS: MORE THAN A PROPHET

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world (1 John 5:4). In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul says in I Corinthians 6:1-4, “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?  Do …

WE LOVE BECAUSE …

God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him (1 John 4:16). “We love because He first loved us,” is a scripture of great note (1 John 4:19, ESV). The love that God shown toward humanity is a …

THE IMPERATIVE OF LOVE PT. 2

For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? […] Therefore you must be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:46,48). “For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax …

THE IMPERATIVE OF LOVE

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless …

WHY WE UNDERSTAND PT. 4

For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance (Matthew 13:12). In Proverbs 4:7, the writer says, “wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” We need to understand why we understand things …