Contributed on Mar 14, 2010
Joy is the heritage of the believer. If we do not have joy in our Christian walk, it is either because we do not know the author of joy, or we are disobedient to His will.
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking ...read more
Contributed on Mar 21, 2010
Understanding our mission dictates embracing missions. Failure to understand the first leads to failure to fulfil the latter.
3 JOHN 5 8 GOING OUT FOR THE SAKE OF THE NAME “Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out ...read more
Contributed on Mar 27, 2010
Christians are taught to love one another. However, what is it that causes us to love one another? How shall we love? John gives us a glimpse of the love we are to have in this brief letter to a man named Gaius.
“The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I have no ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2010
If Christ is the head of the church, no bullying can ever be justified to bring about the result a leader desires. We must permit the Spirit of God to rule the church, and not mere mortals.
“I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who ...read more
Contributed on Apr 18, 2010
Generally, those appointed to the Master’s service should be respected by all Christians, though that seldom works out in practise. The Apostles, the prophets and even those who have served as preachers of the Word, are often maligned and despised by the
“Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God. Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.” Modern Christians are ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2010
How will the child of God be known throughout eternity? The Word of God hints at the transformation and testifies to the importance of God’s knowledge of who we are.
Your name is important. Perhaps your name reveals the aspirations your parents had for you; perhaps it speaks of their honour for some other person who bore the name before you. Whatever their intention may have been in naming you as they did, your name has come to reflect your character, for ...read more