“He First Loved Us” (1 John 4:1)

“We love because He first loved us.” Here is the most fundamental truth in the gospel: We LOVE Him, because He first loved us. It is not our love getting His love, but His love conquers us, which is the love He has in Jesus Christ crucified. Christ took the punishment for our sins because … Continue reading “He First Loved Us” (1 John 4:1)

“You Have Overcome” (1 John 2:13)

    “I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father.”   Young men know that we’ve overcome the evil one. We have spiritually … Continue reading “You Have Overcome” (1 John 2:13)

“Don’t Make Us Cross the Jordan” (Num 32:1-32)

“They said, ‘If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Don’t make us cross the Jordan (vs5).’” Human reasoning always makes us come up short! It makes us miss the blessing and the fulness that the Lord has promised. We read, “The Reubenites and … Continue reading “Don’t Make Us Cross the Jordan” (Num 32:1-32)

“You Know That I Love You” (John 21:17)

“He asked him the third time, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love Me? He said, ‘Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You.’ Feed, My sheep,’ Jesus said.” Jesus Christ knows that we love Him. We are unworthy sinners, but He has loved us and made it so: He’s given us every … Continue reading “You Know That I Love You” (John 21:17)