Obedience to God is Key

Summary of the book of 1 John We read in 1 John 1 that if we claim to be in fellowship (partnership, relationship) with God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), via genuine faith in Jesus Christ, but while we continue in deliberate and habitual sin against the Lord, we are liars who do not live … Continue reading Obedience to God is Key

We Learn Obedience through Suffering

Hebrews 5:7-9 ESV “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he … Continue reading We Learn Obedience through Suffering

What does it Mean to be “In Christ”?

Summary Romans 8:1-4 This passage begins in verse one by letting us know that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. It does not say that there is no condemnation “for those professing to know Jesus Christ.” So, just because you make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ it doesn’t … Continue reading What does it Mean to be “In Christ”?

Do we Love our Lord’s Righteous Rules?

Psalms 119:105-106 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules.” Amen! God’s word to us is our Bible (Genesis to Revelation), though granted not all of it is a lamp to our feet and a light … Continue reading Do we Love our Lord’s Righteous Rules?

Do You Know Jesus Truly?

1 John 2:1-2 ESV “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the … Continue reading Do You Know Jesus Truly?

Evil Days and Walks of Faith

Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” The Days are Evil Evil has always existed, well at least ever since Satan, … Continue reading Evil Days and Walks of Faith

Serve the Lord – Hold Fast to Him

Deuteronomy 13:1-3 ESV “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you … Continue reading Serve the Lord – Hold Fast to Him

Are You Being False to the Truth?

James 3:13 ESV “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.” So many people today are teaching and/or living a gospel other than the gospel taught by Jesus and by his New Testament apostles. Many of them are claiming the blessings of … Continue reading Are You Being False to the Truth?

Love for God Requires Obedience

John 14:21-24 ESV “’Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.’ Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, ‘Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and … Continue reading Love for God Requires Obedience

He Humbled Himself by Becoming Obedient

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in … Continue reading He Humbled Himself by Becoming Obedient