All posts tagged: John 3:16

How did this world get so messed up?


Do you sometimes wonder what life is all about? Why were you born? How you can obtain true happiness? If you have ever asked these questions, then this very long post is just for you to get all you questions answered. QUESTION # 1: How Can You Know The Truth? Science, History and Observation You can learn many wonderful things about the world and its people through science, history, and observation. However, you cannot learn the answers to many of the great questions of life from these sources. They do not tell us how life began, what its purpose is, and what the future holds. The Bible Only the One who made the world can tell you how He did it and why. He tells us the truth about these things in His book, the Holy Bible. It is a book of instructions for living in this world and is proven to be historically reliable! In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Bible, Genesis 1:1) Through him all things were made; without …

The Disciple Whom Jesus Loves


Welcome to Morning Devotion Introducing John It feels a little strange for me to begin our first devotional entry with a verse that sounds a little selfish and partial; especially in the face of John 3:16 – “God so love the world.” We meet the writer of the gospel of John – the apostle himself – John. The title says that the Gospel was written by John, and other evidence identifies this John as the son of Zebedee. He was: one of the 12 disciples – John 13:23; 19:26; 20:2; 21:24, 25 the disciple whom Jesus loved We do no know why it is said that John was the disciple that Jesus loved. We can only, but speculate because scripture is silent on the passage. So let me give you my two cents of what I think it means. A fellow pastor friend told a story about his grandmother. How she will tell him how special he was. That he was was not like his other brothers and sisters. That he was love and cherished. …

Pillars of Christmas


Pillars of Christmas: The 5 Messages of Christmas What is Christmas all about? Well, most of you reading this post already know. I don’t even have to say it. Christmas is about God – how He loved us so much that He gave his only begotten son, so that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. So we know that in many ways Christmas has been hijacked. Santa has  stolen the show and some very smart people have spun it so well in order to make a profit. But in any case we all know that Jesus is the reason for the season. In this post I would like to highlight the 5 messages of Christmas. This is the Christmas series (Pillars of Christmas) I preached last year in five weeks. These are the firm pillars that sustain Christmas and makes it what it ought to be. Today I will deliver this series in one single post. But before I do that let me introduce the 5 messages through this short video we created for an intro: Pillar # 1. Faith. “And Mary said, “Behold, I …