“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“For God so loved the world…that whosoever believeth in him…” But not only those that believe were loved by Him, but the entire “world”. Some teach that Jesus died for “the elect” or only for those that would receive Him as savior, whom He foreknew, but He died for all mankind, including the elect. He provided a “way of escape”(1 C0r.
A Fisher of Men
“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (v. 19)
Forgive me if I take this verse out of context, but there is an illustration that one can apply here that teaches us a great truth. You see, Satan too is a good “fisher of men”. It is as if he casts the bait out into the sea of life, and just waits to see who bites. The bait may be drugs, sex, or alcohol, or anything; it may be simply a proud heart, or a mood of despair, but the
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
“God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son…” Not that He gave a Son that was one of many; nor did He give a Son that was worthy of death, as some might. He gave the best. He gave His only begotten, the only one He had, and will ever have. He gave His greatest love, the dearest thing to His heart, His only Son. He gave
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.
“For God so loved” the eternal words for mans eternal destiny. The love of God is indescribable, but proven by His actions. This verse is the Gospel in miniature; it is the most oft-quoted, and perhaps the most profound verse in the Bible. In it we find not only the key to eternal life, but the wondrous love of an amazing God, and the
1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after,
they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many
What a fantastic verse this is. We cannot see how the love of money can affect, say sins like adultery, but the Bible says it is the “root of all evil.” Every evil act finds its root in the love of money. Again, this is more than amazing to us. As I mused on this verse, I realized that the roots seldom resembl
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Mt. 29: 19)
Without the first two words of our text verse, we have nothing; without "go ye" we have no great commission. "Go ye" then, is essential to every Christian; it is not a suggestion, but a command. Our part is to "go", and the Lord's part is to "do" the actual work. We enter into a holy alliance with the Father when we go.
A partnership: We meet
“Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.” (Titus 1: 9)
“But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:” (Titus 2:1)
Doctrine is important. We live in a time when it seems that doctrine is shoved back into the background of our faith; it seems that we sacrifice doctrine for other truths, and overlook the value and importance of sound doctrine. Our doctrine determine
Please forgive me if I have posted this before, I tend to lose track of these things.
Shepherding "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want." (psa. 23:1)
That verse says it all. Actually, there need be no further explanation than "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want" We shall not want for anything, which implies that all our needs, and wants, are met in Christ, the true Shepherd of our souls. The verse speaks if the entirety of sustenance; I shall not want anyth
1 Corinthians 15 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (v. 58)
The Lord would have us to be steadfast, which has to do with our walk, and unmovable, which has much to do with our standing. Jesus was steadfast when he set His face toward Jerusalem (Lk. 9:51), He was determined that nothing would change His course until He got where He had determined to go.
“Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.” Isa. 5:14
In our text verse, we see one of the saddest verses in the Bible. Hell always makes room for more; she is never full.
In his book, “End Times” J. Dwight Pentecost says that scientist speculate that hell may be a planet. They say that the hottest fire there is, is a black fire that burns so hot
This is the place for devotions, am I right? Here goes:
Exodus 5 Stubble instead of Straw “So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw” (v.12)
The Egyptians were tyrannical taskmasters, and their desire to make things hard for Israel actually weakened their own cause more than they ever seemed to think it would. When wickedness seeks to hinder righteousness, it always hurts itself in the long-run. In t
"Wonderful" By Billy Sunday
"His name shall be called Wonderful" -- Isaiah 9:6
IN olden times all names meant something, and this is still the case among Indians and all other people who are living in a primitive way. Whenever you know an Indian's name and the meaning of it, you know something about the Indian. Such names as Kill Deer, Eagle Eye, Buffalo Face and Sitting Bull tell us something about the men who possessed them.
This tendency to use names that are expressive still crops ou
“Followers of Christ”. If we were to take a survey, and ask born again believers “What does it take to be a disciple” I am afraid that many would answer that a disciple is merely a follower of Christ. Though this is true in one sense, it falls short in another; to follow Christ--to really follow Him--entails much more than walking in a crowd that is headed in the same direction--it is giving Him our all, our entire self, from a heart of dedication and a faith that is sincere,
Daniel 3 (Devotion) “He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” (v. 25)
In Daniel three, we have one of the more interesting Bible stories in the entire Bible. When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace, they had a unique experience; they had the privilege of walking with Jesus! Had they not went through the fire, they nev
(Jail ministry) “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Cor. 15:55)
Never underestimate the power of Satan. He is wily; He is deceitful; he is a destroyer. The devil has deceived every man that ever lived, since the beginning of time! No one has ever escaped his mighty grasp—no one that is, except Jesus. The greatest of men have fallen to Satan’s tricks; the greatest generals, conquerors of the world, have all fallen to the wooing and
"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" Psa. 8:4
Has anyone ever asked you “Why am I here?” or “What is life all about?” The Bible has the answers to those questions. The Bible says that we were created by God, for His pleasure (Rev. 4:11) and for His glory (Isa. 43:7).
JOB asks "What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?" (JOB 7:17)
The Bible gives us at least three reasons as to wh