Who Are the Children of God?

The apostle John encourages us with the promise of the blessed hope that awaits the children of God. But he also warns that not all who claim to be are God’s children. There are many people who are, in fact, children of the devil! And John wants us how to know the difference so we…

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Resist Antichrists & Remain in Christ

John’s encouragement to us is to resist and remain. We are to resist antichrists and remain in Christ! 1 JOHN 2:18-27 18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. [2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 & Revelation 19:20] This is how we…

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Love God and People

John encourages us to not the love the world, but to love God and people! 1 JOHN 2:7-17 Love People 7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. [Leviticus 19:18] 8 Yet…

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Honor Godly Authority

When we honor God we truly show that we are beginning to understand His greatness and value Him as our Creator. HONOR: To value and respect. 1 TIMOTHY 5:17-21 17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. 18 For…

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Light vs. Dark

The beauty of John’s first epistle is that he precisely lays down the foundation for Christianity (sound doctrine and holy living)- in light of the false claims of his day. This kind of Christianity is called, “walking in the light.” BASIC INFO ON THE EPISTLE OF 1 JOHN* Author: The apostle John Audience: Believers in western Asia…

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Naturally Supernatural

May Jesus’ prophecy of doing greater works come to pass in our lives and in this generation (John 14:12). For extra encouragement on the subject check out my personal supernatural journal and read Dr. Craig Keener’s in-depth book. 1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-11 1 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to…

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Use Worldly Wealth to Gain Friends

Now is the time to work hard and be shrewd to make friends with worldly wealth for the sake of the Kingdom of God! LUKE 16:1-15 1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is…

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Living Lawful in Lawless Times

We are not the first righteous people to have to live in evil days, may God strength our hearts to give us wisdom on how to live lawful in lawless times! 2 Peter 3:17-18, “17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away…

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Honor the Church, Part 1 & 2

Part 1 Part 2 As disciples of Christ we ought to always love and honor Christ’s church and resist the temptation to dishonor it. HONOR: To value and respect. Matthew 16:17-20, “17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my…

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2019 Year in Review!

Praise God for all that He has done in us and through us. Isaiah 58:12, “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings!” Click here for the PDF.

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