A New Commandment.

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” (John 15:13-14) On the night of the Last Supper Jesus instituted the new covenant based on a new commandment. It was not...

Test the Spirits.

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from...

Preach the gospel.

“Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians,...

Abiding is a group activity.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5 ESV) In the Old Testament, Israel was known as the vineyard of the Lord (Isaiah 5:1-7). Yet Israel proved...

We Love As God Loves Us.

“And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.” (1 John 3:22). The major religions of the world claim to teach about love, yet do not believe in a loving God who...

The Boldness of the Holy Spirit.

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) The early church expanded rapidly due to the action of the Holy Spirit through the disciples. His work convicted people of sin,...