How to Spot a False Prophet a Smile Away – 1 John 4:1-6
Alone, we’re not much, but with the unity of the Spirit and the passion to show God’s love, our message can transform an entire region for Christ.
Joy is based on the character and nature of Jesus who lives inside of you.
The cost and value of grace.
John’s Gospel account is different from Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Each of those three writers follows a chronological time line of the ministry of Jesus. But John organizes his story around seven signs, seven miracles.
We must be careful that in our demonstration, in our acts of love, in our acts of service toward Christ that it would not be used to justify our silence to the nations.
John wrote this Gospel as an old man and he addresses a rumor—yes they had rumors back then, too.
God doesn’t fill us for ENJOYMENT. He fills us for EMPLOYMENT. To share the good news with those who are lost.
The brokenness that you see around you is not a result of God’s good design; it is a result of sin.
If you want to be an authentic follower of Jesus, don’t operate with angles or try to manipulate others.
One of the greatest proofs of the authenticity of the Bible is fulfilled scripture.
Can you imagine living your whole life anticipating the most horrible death possible?
In His time of agony, and in the moment of Mary’s deepest pain, Jesus cared for her as only Jesus can.
The Messiah was beaten so severely that his appearance wasn’t that of a man.
Once we have made a mistake one of the hardest things to do is to come clean and admit it.
Actions build our reputation, but reactions reveal our character.
For God to heal our land, we must discover and recover the faith of our Founding Fathers and acknowledge God as the source of liberty.
The first thing we must understand about Christian unity is that it is an act of the Holy Spirit. We cannot create unity—we can only keep it or kill it.
If we want to be good soldiers for Christ then we can’t find satisfaction in the world.
The thing that unites us is that we are all committed to accomplishing this purpose—to take the good news to those who have never heard.
The devil would love for you to go to hell. But the Holy Spirit came to convince you that you don’t have to go if you don’t want to.
You will either be a friend of Jesus, or a friend of the world.
I have no idea what you’re walking through or are up against, but I know the man who does and his name is Jesus.
When you’re in pain, searching for peace, the first thing to know is that God is there and He sees what you’re facing.
What are we to do until our room is ready in our forever dwelling place? Michael Gossett.
In the midst of so much uncertainty there are some things you can be absolutely certain about: God loves you and Jesus died to give you eternal life.
Part of our confusion about love is we are limited by our English language. We only have one word for love.
In Jesus’ last appearance to the public in Jerusalem, they witnessed his miracles, yet they still did not believe. Michael Gossett.
The cross is like a magnet, because just as objects respond differently to a magnet, people respond to the cross in different ways as well.
What is your life really about, you or God?
Prayer can be empty praise if you are merely repeating the words without meaning.
How Mary’s act of anointing Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume is an example of pure worship. Michael Gossett.
God has the power to speak through someone like the High Priest, Caiaphas, without Caiaphas even realizing what was happening.
A carnal Christian someone who is still in bondage of the past, like Lazarus before his graveclothes were removed.
What Jesus meant when He said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life.”
With God, timing is more important than time. Three reasons why God sometimes delays the answer to your prayers.
We are by nature children of wrath. That means that our default response to God is to reject His love.
The security of our salvation isn’t up to us holding on to God. He’s holding on to us.
The most glorious fact in the universe is that there is a God and that this God wants to have a personal relationship with you. Eternal life is not living forever. Eternal life is KNOWING God.
A community sheep pen is a powerful analogy of how we all live in a dirty, smelly world that is littered with the filth of immorality and violence. Our Shepherd Jesus calls us out to live a different kind of life.
Jesus is nauseated by indifferent, complacent, apathetic Christians.
When you live under grace and refuse to obey man-made regulations, prepare to be criticized. They criticized Jesus and they will criticize you.
When it comes to salvation, hesitation can lead to procrastination, which can lead to eternal devastation.
Jesus said we are wrong when we try to find a cause and effect reason for every person who has a disability or is suffering.
The rejection of absolute truth is destroying our moral foundation.
Why should we show kindness to others? Because it is the command of God and shows the character of God.
Jesus created division 2,000 years ago. And He has the same effect on people in the 21st Century. He still divides.
One of the ways we can be a blessing to others is by what we say to them.
We are so quick to judge on appearance alone. And most of the time we are wrong.
As God conforms us to be like Jesus, He often uses painful experiences to accomplish His plan. So don’t fight against disappointments and disagreements, just let your light shine for Jesus.
Judas followed Jesus. He saw the miracles of Jesus, but He never believed. His heart was never changed.
Does God choose us or do we choose Him? The answer is, “Yes.” Those who are chosen, choose God. He chooses us before we choose Him.
Stop feeding on the junk food of the world and put yourself on a steady diet of the Bread of Life.
Jesus hasn’t promised smooth sailing; but He has promised a sure destination.
Jesus performed the miracles so we would believe and when we believe, we would experience life.