Tag Archives: 1 John

The Love and Grace of God

Over the next several weeks, I will be fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even if …

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Love Not Fear

1 John 4: Let us love one another, for love comes from God. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone …

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A Valentine’s Day Message

It’s Valentine’s Day! Some of you may be taking your sweetie out to dinner or making dinner for him or her.  You’ll be exchanging presents bought or made by your hand. I would like to share some words on this day. This day of love and romance, my message is God loves you. This can …

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My Problem With Loving Everyone

 I have written about loving people. About showing love to others and not abusing people, about treating others how we want to be treated. About not just loving those who love us or are like us, but loving everyone. I trust that if we love everyone than our life will be better and we will …

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A Chance To Love People

Christian’s should be known as the people that love everyone, love wastefully and radically. We should not just preach love, but love. Whenever someone no matter who they are come near us, they should leave knowing we love them that God love’s them. If we want people to adapt our religion, we should love them …

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ASKING THE WRONG QUESTION

At church, on Wednesday nights this summer we’ve been studying 1 John. This letter is demanding and as relevant today as the day it was written. The study has been challenging, fascinating, refreshing, and insightful. I have been forced to question and confront my easy assumptions and strengthened my faith in Jesus by wrestling with …

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