The Fruit Of The Root

THE FRUIT OF THE ROOT “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us …Continue reading →

Set Free To Love

SET FREE TO LOVE “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’. If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be …Continue reading →

The Future Is Assured

THE FUTURE IS ASSURED “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6. Surely? David is making an assumption, but based on what? If this is what the past has taught me, then surely my future is assured. Past experience has shown …Continue reading →

A Higher Law

A HIGHER LAW “Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, to that person it …Continue reading →

No Debt

NO DEBT “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; you shall not murder; you shall not steal; you shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbour as …Continue reading →

Spiritual Gifts – For What?

SPIRITUAL GIFTS – FOR WHAT? “We have different gifts according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is  prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is …Continue reading →

The Power Of Love

THE POWER OF LOVE “When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ he said, ‘you know that I love you.’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my lambs.’ Again Jesus said, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’ He answered, ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love …Continue reading →

In The Nick Of Time!

IN THE NICK OF TIME! “You see, just at the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will one die for a righteous person, though for a good person one might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for …Continue reading →

A River Of Consequences

A RIVER OF CONSEQUENCES “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings because …Continue reading →

Love So Amazing!

LOVE SO AMAZING!  “‘Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “‘Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you and they know that you have sent me. ‘”I …Continue reading →