It is one of the most difficult topics to address because of its reality and prevalence: divorce. Yet, the Lord is clear on the subject, insisting on God’s will from creation. It is not a popular message in our wayward world, but we must obey God rather than men.
One cannot be a Christian without developing a servant heart, the desire to serve as Jesus served, giving instead of giving, doing instead of talking, helping instead of hurting, all for the purpose of saving as Jesus saved.
The thee of today’s lessons is “lust,” what Proverbs calls one of the “seven deadly sins.” The only way we can conquer this deadly sin and all its consequences is that we love something or someone more, and that Someone is the Lord Jesus.
There is momentary happiness in life, but only in the Lord Jesus is there lasting joy.
It is easy to find fault with anyone or any institution, including the Lord’s church (the human element). May we love the church with all our being, remembering what is good, great and right about the church, that Jesus loved so much He gave His life for her.
There is such a thing as righteous anger (indignation) over wrongs that must be corrected (injustices). However, anger that leads to sin is danger that leads to multiple consequences, including eternity.
Our focus today is on the most common word in the Bible for love, agape. In the Lord’s last week before the cross, He answers a barrage of questions from his critics, including tis one on the first and foremost commandment. His answer is timeless.
By inspiration of God, the apostle John penned five New Testament books. In our final Sunday of 2019, we find a New Year resolution from each of these inspiring books by “the disciple that Jesus loved.”