This is the Testimony

This is the Testimony

The Spirit, the Spirit of truth, the Spirit of Christ who tells us that Jesus is the Christ, who magnifies the Son, the Father’s perfect and beloved Son, and the waters of baptism testify that He is God’s Son and the blood tells us He is the lamb of God to take away the sins of the world.

Faith is the Victory

Faith is the Victory

But even more than that this passage is here to be an encouragement, to tell you who you are. You’re in Christ, you have been changed. Yes, the change is stumbling, it’s imperfect, it’s full of temptation, and it’s struggle, but it’s there. It’s real, it’s heartfelt. It’s slower than you would like, but it’s discernible and your faith will be the victory. Don’t give up. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God, and that, I hope, is most of you.

Truth and Error

Truth and Error

If you want to have permanence, make your life about permanent things. If you say more than this book or less than this book, if you lead people to step away from this book, then this book says you are not from God.

Overcoming a Condemning Heart

Overcoming a Condemning Heart

Do I see the works of the Spirit in my life? The bearing of fruit, however small, growing. The loving of others. The progression of growth in Christ’s likeness. Are they there? Are these good evidences present in my life? If so, John would say to the doubtful heart, to the person whose assurance ebbs and flows with life experiences, he would say rest assured in Christ’s presence.

Abide In Jesus

Abide In Jesus

Let not the lies of the false teachers drive you to despair or distract you from the grace, from the glory of your Lord and Savior. Dwell on your anointing. Let the confession of Christ dwell within you, so dwell in Him.