eternal life


THE GOSPEL OF MARK – GIVING UP IS GAIN

GIVING UP IS GAIN 28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!” 29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF MARK – A POOR CHOICE, INDEED

A POOR CHOICE, INDEED  17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – WHAT STANDS BETWEEN ME AND HIM?

WHAT STANDS BETWEEN ME AND HIM? “One day one of the local officials asked Him, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to deserve eternal life?’ “Jesus said, ‘Why are you calling me good? No one is good – only God. You know the commandments, don’t you? No illicit sex, no killing, no stealing, no lying, honour your father and mother.’ …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – YOUR KIND OF KNOWING

YOUR KIND OF KNOWING “You’ll protest; ‘But we’ve known you all our lives!’ only to be interrupted with this abrupt, ‘Your kind of knowing can hardly be called knowing. You don’t know the first thing about me.’” Luke 13:26, 27. Jesus defined eternal life in this way: “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true …Continue reading →

Keep Yourselves From Idols

KEEP YOURSELVES FROM IDOLS We know that we are children of God and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true. And we are in Him who is true by being in …Continue reading →

God Answers Prayer

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence that we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us – …Continue reading →

No Thumb-suck

NO THUMB-SUCK The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. (1 John 1: 2) This was no thumb-suck. John was proclaiming to his readers what had actually happened. What if John were making it up as he went along? …Continue reading →

Jesus Did Not Say That We Must Give Our Money And Possessions Away

JESUS DID NOT SAY THAT WE MUST GIVE OUR MONEY AND POSSESSIONS AWAY As Jesus started on His way, a man ran up to Him and fell on His knees before Him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone. …Continue reading →

Jesus Did Not Say That Wealth Is A Sign Of God’s Blessing

JESUS DID NOT SAY THAT WEALTH IS A SIGN OF GOD’S BLESSING In fact, He told His disciples exactly the opposite. From where, then, does the idea come that being wealthy and being blessed are synonymous? This was the dilemma that Job struggled with when his wealth and possessions were ripped from him in one day. What did God have …Continue reading →

Who Do You Love?

WHO DO YOU LOVE? As Jesus started on His way, a man ran up to Him and fell on his knees before Him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone. You know the commandments: you shall not murder, you …Continue reading →