Holy Spirit, Our Helper

Provided We Suffer Romans 8:16-18 ESV “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that the sufferings of this … Continue reading Holy Spirit, Our Helper

Love for One Another

1 John 3:11 ESV “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” How should we love one another? With the love of Christ. And, how did Christ love us? He literally gave his life up for us to deliver us out of our slavery to … Continue reading Love for One Another

What is it We Practice?

The Practice of Sinning 1 John 3:4-8 ESV “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has … Continue reading What is it We Practice?

Overcoming Evil

Yesterday we had a fire going in our fire place. I took a picture of it, and when I did, I all of a sudden saw in the picture an image of what looked like an angry dog with his mouth open, and he appeared to be snarling (roaring) or growling (barking). Then, in the … Continue reading Overcoming Evil

Stagnant Mud Puddles

John 13:34-35 ESV “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. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Comprehending Love What is love? Understanding what Jesus meant … Continue reading Stagnant Mud Puddles

God Does Not Betray

John 13:21 ESV After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” Facing the Reality Summary John 13:1-11 Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father. Now it was the Feast of … Continue reading God Does Not Betray

Leaving Our Egypt

Whoever is Believing John 3:16 ESV “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” God so loved… He cared about… He was concerned for… He wanted his best for the people of the whole world. He wanted us to … Continue reading Leaving Our Egypt