Have the challenges and chaotic conditions of life caused you to lose the joy that God intends for us to have as His children?
John wrote what it means to be truly saved and to walk with new life in Jesus Christ so we will read and understand. John was eager for us as believers to know that we know we are saved, that we have eternal life now! All the way through this book he is making it clear to the reader.
Today we will take a look at the marvelous love that God has lavished on us. It is too much for us to comprehend, but John points out several things about God’s love for us to consider.
Being a true follower of Christ does not come without personal cost and sacrifice. Today we will take a look at some of the costs of following Jesus, found in 1 John 3.
Can a person really know if they are saved? What are the signs that a person is saved? The Apostle John writes with a desire to answer those questions so that the believer can have assurance and confidence before God.
Do you ever get excited about something? Maybe it’s going out to eat, or better yet going on a trip or vacation. Mark Twain was once asked his reason for success. He said, “I was born excited.” I am excited to do a series on 1 John.
We are in a major battle. There is the battle within and the battle without.
“If I had 300 men who feared nothing but God, hated nothing but sin, and were determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ, and Him crucified, I would set the world on fire.” – John Wesley
What do you get excited about? What are you passionate about? Maybe you don’t know. Let me ask it a different way. What do you like to do when you have free time or some extra money? Whatever it is that you want or like to do is most likely your passion. The more you like to do it, the more passion you have for it. For men it may be sports, hunting, fishing, golf, cars, racing, off road, camping, etc. For women it may be shopping, clothes, shoes, appearance. I don’t know? Do you realize that whatever you give yourself to will become your passion?
I believe that God longs to bless His children, but often our disobedience stands in the way, as a roadblock, to our ability to be blessed from His holy hand. Today I want to call you to a deeper level of obedience in your relationship with the Lord. It is not about feeling, nor is it without personal cost or sacrifice, but the blessings will come when we obey. I am convinced that God has more for us than we are currently experiencing in our walk with Him. Today I want you to hear the biblical call to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus. The challenge comes from a fishing story that is “tthhiisss biigg!”
September 18, 1994 Maurice Bender Holiness for Modern Times Gilmore Trio- I’m Standing on the Solid Rock Kathy Parsons- Master of the Winds that Blow GTH- Only Trust Him, He is Here Matthew 5:27-28 Colossians 12 Romans 16
Do you see people as riches and value others like God does? In our story today we find God looking for someone who will value and love people as He loves people. We will be reminded of the love of God for us and His great love and value of all people.
In Luke 10, we have the story of Jesus sending out 72 people to minister. He sent them out 2 by 2. Jesus knew that together there is greater encouragement, protection, and effectiveness when with someone else. A pair has power!
Establishing and pursuing goals is so important in life. Unfortunately, some individuals never set or pursue goals and others lose focus of their goals leading to a great disappointment in life. What happens if we don’t continue pursuing godly goals?
There is equal dignity in the job you do, whether you’re laboring as a preacher, janitor, auto mechanic or president of a corporation. All are important and necessary for life.