This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. Titus 3:8 One thing that Paul wanted Titus to 'affirm CONSTANTLY' was for christians to maintain good works. What … Continue reading Be careful to do good.
Month: May 2009
Step on a crack and break your mother’s back.
In the same day I will punish all those who leap over the threshold, who fill their masters household with violence and deceit. Zep 1:9 When I read this passage I noticed that the margin of my bible referred me to 1 Samuel 5 where it talks about the Philistine god Dagon. In 1 Samuel … Continue reading Step on a crack and break your mother’s back.
For his reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding Col 1:9 One thing that is important to know is what the will of God is. How … Continue reading God’s Will
“If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 1 Jn 4:20 When we are saved, the Love of God is shed abroad in our hearts (Rom 5:5). … Continue reading Hate
The commandment to believe
And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. 1 Jn 3:23 How can we be commanded to believe something? This seems irrational and illogical. How can you be commanded to believe something if you happen to be … Continue reading The commandment to believe
How to recognize real love.
By this we known love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 Jn 3:16 How can you know real love? Instead of telling us what love is, Jesus showed us what it is. The sacrifice of the cross was an example … Continue reading How to recognize real love.
Whoever abides in Him does not sin. 1 John 3:6 Overcoming sin can sometimes become an enormous part of a christians life. Some people have to deal over and over again with certain sins and they can’t seem to overcome. A lot of people go about winning this battle in the wrong way. The attempt … Continue reading Conquering Sin
Sin is lawlessness
"Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness." 1 Jn 3:2 Sin basically means to do wrong. Lawlessness means to act against established law. This passage shows us that sin means to act against God's established law. It means to act against the law of God that He has written upon our hearts. … Continue reading Sin is lawlessness