ADORNING GOD’S GRACE Read TITUS 2:9-15 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. Titus 2:11 A costly jewel is meant to be polished, cleaned, and displayed. Proper care will result in a beautifully shining gem for others to see. Neglect of the jewel, however, ...
June 28, 2017admin
SOUND FAITH, SOUND LIVING Read TITUS 2:1-8 You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. Titus 2:1 After the trauma of major surgery, the body must rest and heal. Doctors, nurses, and family members all work hard to help the patient regain a sound, healthy body, where all ...
June 27, 2017admin
CONTEND FOR THE FAITH Read JUDE 1-7 Contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. Jude 3 While driving through mountain roads, it is not uncommon to turn a bend and see not only beautiful vistas but also guard rails and warning signs. At ...
June 20, 2017admin
PASTORAL ADMONITIONS Read 3 JOHN 9-15 We have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will. Colossians 1:9 Scholar and pastor J. I. Packer notes that the Puritans often referred to pastors as “physicians of the soul.” They meant that ...
June 19, 2017admin
FAITHFULNESS AND HOSPITALITY Read 3 JOHN 1-8 Show hospitality . . . so that we may work together for the truth. 3 John 8 The Letters of John have a kind of telescopic effect, each letter focusing further in. First John addresses the general Christian community, 2 John addresses a ...
June 18, 2017admin
WARNINGS AGAINST DECEIVERS Read 2 JOHN 7-13 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God. 2 John 9 The catchword of today’s age seems to be tolerance, a state in which everyone is entitled not just to their own opinions but ...
June 17, 2017admin
TRUTH AND LOVE Read 2 JOHN 1-6 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ . . . will be with us in truth and love. 2 John 3 The opening lines of New Testament letters will often indicate some of the major concerns the author wishes to ...
June 16, 2017admin
CONFIDENCE IN GOD Read 1 JOHN 5:14-21 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14 Do a quick search of the word confidence on Amazon, and you will find a slew of self-help titles. ...
June 15, 2017admin
FAITH THAT OVERCOMES Read 1 JOHN 5:4-13 This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4 Both the Gospel of John and 1 John make use of wordplay in the original Greek language that is not always easy to render in English. In today’s ...
June 14, 2017admin
FINAL LESSONS ON LOVE Read 1 JOHN 4:19-5:4 He has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. 1 John 4:21 Have you ever had a teacher who liked to emphasize a lesson by repeating it over and over? After a while, you ...
June 13, 2017admin