Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

1 John

Live Always Ready

1 JOHN 2:28 – And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  LIVE ALWAYS READY.   The Christian life is to be lived daily in the now, not yet. In the now, that means striving for a Christ-centered life motivated,…

The Greatest Motivator for Obeying the Lord

1 JOHN 2:4-6 – Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way…

It Just Cannot Be

One of the sad occurrences among professing Christians is the harboring of critical thoughts of another believer, especially toward those who ignore us, sin against us, hurt us or simply rub us the wrong way because of personalities.  Such thoughts and attitudes will lead to resentment, envy, hurt feelings, and if we are not super careful, a hard heart, even an inward irritation or anger toward other believers.

The Triad Blessing

2 JOHN 1-3 – The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son,…