I SURRENDER ALL

Then Peter answered and said to Him, “see, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?” (Matthew 19:27). This narrative is about a rich young ruler, a man who wanted to follow Jesus and maintain his wealth and status, but Jesus …

PREPARING GOD’S HOUSE Pt. 2

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in …

THE FATHER’S GIFT

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there …

EMBRACE THE CHANGE

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord  (2 Corinthians 3:18).  Paul draws an appropriately graphic illustration from …

PREPARING GOD’S HOUSE

Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house (1 Chronicles 29:3). We are under the command of the Lord …

THE LAW OF THE KINGDOM

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:34-35). In the Beatitudes, …

THE JUDGMENTS OF GOD: MERCY TRIUMPHS

For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13). God, because of His righteousness, is obligated to judge ungodliness in man. His judgments are true and righteous. He is the only one who has the …

INCOMPARABLE PARDON

But You are God, ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abundant in kindness (Nehemiah 9:17). The character and nature of the Lord is described in the following passage found in Nehemiah 9:17, “but You are God, ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, …

TAKE AWAY THE STONE

Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God? (John 11:40). In the Gospel of John, we find Lazarus was very sick, and his sisters knew that Jesus was his only hope. Therefore, they sent for …

THE PRIORITY OF LOVE

He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of …