Today's Good News

JUNE 18 – BE

06/18               1 John 3:13-14 

So don’t be surprised, dear brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. 14 If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead. 


Be of good courage.  The world will hate us but we will love one another and in so doing we are living like Jesus and doing what Jesus did.  Care for one another.  Reach out to the needy.  Do what you can do as the feet and hands of Jesus.  


06/17               1 John 3:12 

We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been doing what was righteous. 


Actions speak, they speak louder than words.  Look at the way you are acting and you can tell quickly who is ruling you.  Do not do evil.  Do the next right thing.  You can if you will surrender control of your life to Christ and do what He says.  

JUNE 16 – DO

06/16               1 John 3:11 

This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 


Yes we are to love on another.  People count with Jesus.  When people count with us we know that we are being led by Him for He loves all of God’s children.  


06/15               1 John 3:10 

So now we can tell who are children of God, and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God. 


Look at the product of your life.  If we do not love one another we are out of fellowship with Jesus.  Love one another and we are in fellowship with Jesus.  Follow Jesus.  


06/14               1 John 3:9 

Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God. 


Stay with Jesus all day every day and you will not get caught up in sinning.  Forget about Jesus and walk in your own strength and you can’t do anything but sin.  Jesus is Lord.  He is God’s everything.  He loves you and me and will guide us in the right path.  


06/13               1 John 3:6-8 

Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is.  7 Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous.  8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. 


What will take away my sin?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus.  When I am walking with Him I won’t sin.  When I am walking in my own strength I am sinning.  Simple.  Look at what is happening in your life.  It’s easy to know if we are under Jesus control or self-control.  Come to Him and walk by faith in the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.  


06/12               1 John 3:5 

And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. 


JESUS is our righteousness.  He provides forgiveness for our sin.  Stop sinning and turn back to Jesus.  He will keep us on the right path.  He brings us into relationship with the Father.  Christ is our king.  Jesus is Lord.  


06/11               1 John 3:4

Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. 


But God in Christ provides forgiveness for our sin.  Stop where you are sinning and turn back to God.  Ask Him to forgive you and He will.  Change and become more like Jesus day by day.  


06/10               1 John 3:2-3 

Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.  3 And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure. 


We choose to maintain Christ’s moral code by choosing to live the way that Jesus lived.  People count with Jesus.  In Christ we have real power from God to do those things that are beneficial for the body of Christ and to be an example that will strengthen and encourage.  We live unto Him who is able to guide us in His victory.  


06/09               1 John 3: 1 

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 


The call for you is to KNOW the LORD.  Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sin and create in you a new heart.  He says whosoever will may come.  Jesus is seeking you.  Open your heart and life to Jesus.