Today's Good News


06/29               1 John 4:13-17 

And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. 14Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. 16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.  17 And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. 


The Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) indwells us as God’s children.  He will guide us if we will bend the knee to God.  We declare with our mouth our allegiance to the Lord and with our belief we permit the Holy Spirit to guide us when we walk in the right way.  Our love grows under the direction of the Holy Spirit.  We become more like Jesus day by day.  


06/28               1 John 4:11-12 

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. 12 No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. 


His command is that we love one another.  We have not seen Him but we obey Him and love one another.  The test for fellowship with the Lord Jesus is to love one another.   


06/27               1 John 4:8 
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 


It is a very simple test to know if you love God: do you love the people you are with?  If you do you love God.  If you don’t you don’t love God.  


06/26               1 John 4:7

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.


Love one another.  If you love those you are with you will experience the very presence of your Father.  God is Love.  


06/25               1 John 4:6

 But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception. 


If you know God you will listen to Him.  He will talk with you and give you direction for your life.  He will remind you of how much He loves you and that you are His child. 


06/24               1 John 4:5 

Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them. 


The World is against Jesus.  Not against religion or spiritual ideas-it is to the death set against Jesus.  Remember if you love Jesus and follow Him the World will be against you.  Jesus is Lord.  


06/23               1 John 4:3-4 

But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here.  4. But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 


We are filled with the Spirit-the Holy Spirit of God.  The Spirit is active and powerful in equipping to walk in the path of righteousness.  But you must receive the Spirit-Lord fill me and He will.  You are precious to God the Father and He loves you.  


06/22               1 John 4:1-2 

Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. 2 This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God.


Jesus was fully man in a real body and fully God.  He was divinity willingly stepping off His throne in Glory into the limitations of our world.  He lived a perfect life.  He died a perfect death.  He paid the price that we couldn’t pay.  Jesus is Lord.  Serve Him. 


06/21               1 John 3:20-24 

Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.  21 Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. 22 And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him. And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 24 Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.


The testimony of the Holy Spirit to our heart, mind and soul is that we belong to Him.  As such we are used by Him.  He calls us to service.  Service to those who can do nothing for us.  Love Jesus and love one another.  

JUNE 20 – DO

06/20               1 John 3:17-19 

If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?  18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 19Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 


DON’T just be a be, do a do.  Help one another every way you can.  People need the Lord and You are His hands and feet.