Today's Good News

FEB. 23 – 1 JOHN 4:18

2/23            1 JOHN 4:18

18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

FEAR

Do not fear.

Our Father reminds us: do not fear.

We fear and miss the mark.

We fear and deny God’s power.

Do not fear. 

There is no fear in love. 

FEB. 22 – 1 COR. 13:4-7

2/22            1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-7

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

LOVE

Love is not bits and pieces of the above.

It isn’t a buffet line. 

Love is all of these things; it is a whole.

We love and we never give up,

Love is patient and kind,

Not jealous, not boastful, not proud, or rude,

Doesn’t demand its own way,

Not irritable,

Rejoices whenever truth wins out,

Never loses faith,

Always hopeful,

And enduring through every circumstance.

This is love.

Godly love. 

Love like this. 

FEB. 21 – ROM. 8:38-39

2/21            ROMANS 8:38-39

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

TRUST

The Word of God speaks truth. 

When we pray we are talking with God.

When we read His Word, He is talking to us. 

Nothing can separate us from God’s love.

It is eternal. 

It is a real cause for our glorifying our Father.

Praise the Lord, He loves us. 

FEB. 20 – HEB. 13:5

2/20            HEBREWS 13:5

5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,

“I will never fail you.
    I will never abandon you.”

BE

Be satisfied.

Be grateful.

Your Father loves you.

He would never forsake you.

Blessed be the name of the Lord.   

FEB. 19 – JOHN 4:4

2/19            JOHN 4:4

4 He had to go through Samaria on the way.

LOVE

Jews hated Samaritans.

Jesus loved them.

He went through Samaria looking for a woman.

He found her at the well.

He blessed her.

His apostles were stunned. 

Love one another as He has loved us. 

FEB. 18 – PSALM 139:14

2/18            PSALM 139:14

14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

COMPLETE

We were made with a God given purpose.

We have value because our Father made us.

We are complex and simple.

Jesus is our focus.Jesus is our life-He makes everything work. 

FEB. 17 – COL. 2:9-10

2/17            COLOSSIANS 2:9-10

9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.[a] 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

SEEN

We see Jesus.

We have seen the Father.

We live with Jesus.

We stay focused on the narrow path.

We will end of with Jesus.

Jesus is God’s everything. 

FEB. 16 – 2 PETER 1:3

2/16            2 PETER 1:3

3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.

JESUS

Jesus calls us.

Jesus saves us.

Jesus keeps us unto eternity.

FEB. 15 – 2 COR. 12:9

2/15            2 CORINTHIANS 12:9

9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

WEAK

Yes, we are weak.

We don’t know what will happen in the next hour.

Life is short and as short as it is it happens super quick.

Turn to Jesus.

Let Him guide you. 

It’s important that we pray to Jesus.

But it is more important that we let Him speak to us in His Word. 

FEB. 14 – JOHN 11:25

2/14            JOHN 11:25

25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life.[a] Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.

TRUTH

Jesus gives us eternal life.

From the moment we are saved.

Life like the Father’s.

Ask Jesus to come into your heart.

He says when we ask, He will save us.

Believe in Him and you will have life and light for living.