Today's Good News


5/12 1 John 3:14-17
If we love our Christian brothers and sisters, it proves that we have passed from death to eternal life. But a person who has no love is still dead. 15 Anyone who hates another Christian is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them. 16 We know what real love is because Christ gave up his life for us. And so we also ought to give up our lives for our Christian brothers and sisters. 17 But if anyone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need and refuses to help — how can God’s love be in that person?
Real love is much different than what we see in the lives of people all around us. Real love dies to self and lives for others. If you love your spouse, stop demanding control. Die to self and serve. Service is often unappreciated. When we take on the role of servant the thanks will be few but the growth in Christ will be great. Serving that unappreciative person is in effect serving the Lord Jesus Christ and He gave His life for you.

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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is currently a Bible Teacher and occasional preacher at Bethel Community Baptist Church in New Orleans. He is the retired VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary after completing 38 years as their Business Administrator. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren. He ministers today as Co-pastor of the Bethel Community Baptist Church and seeks to share the Gospel with everyone. Jesus is Lord!