The Holy Spirit – living in our hearts

"On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for …

Continue reading The Holy Spirit – living in our hearts

We are to live the truth.

"It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth" (3 John, verses 3-4). "Walking in the truth" We are to live the truth. This is more …

Continue reading We are to live the truth.

A glimpse into the eternal dimension, a vision of glory

"Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying: 'Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and …

Continue reading A glimpse into the eternal dimension, a vision of glory

Responding to God’s Word (40): O the blood of Jesus, it washes white as snow.

These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name (John 20:31). As we read the Word of God, we are led to Jesus, our Saviour. We learn, from 1 Corinthians 15:3, that he "died for our …

Continue reading Responding to God’s Word (40): O the blood of Jesus, it washes white as snow.

More than a mysterious presence – the good news of God’s love

We look at the world around us, and we feel like we are near to God. Where does this feeling of God's nearness take us? Does it take us to Jesus Christ, our Saviour? or Are we left with something less than faith in Christ? When we feel that God is speaking to us through …

Continue reading More than a mysterious presence – the good news of God’s love

Looking ahead to the cross, Jesus said, ‘For this I was born…’

John 18:28-19:16 'Barabbas was a robber'. He was released (39-40). There was 'no crime' in Jesus. He was 'crucified' (38,4,6,16). Was Jesus no more than the innocent victim of a shameful and tragic miscarriage of justice? No! Jesus, the King of kings, chose to die. Looking ahead to the Cross, He said, 'For this I …

Continue reading Looking ahead to the cross, Jesus said, ‘For this I was born…’

Is God still out there? What about taking a look at Jesus Christ?

What about God? Have you forgotten about Him? Is He still out there? or Has He disappeared? Plenty of people tell you that you're wasting your time even thinking about God. They tell you that you're a fool if you believe in God. Did you know that the Bible says the exact opposite: "The fool …

Continue reading Is God still out there? What about taking a look at Jesus Christ?

We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread, and long to feast upon Thee still.

John 6:22-59 -  Jesus said, ‘I am the Bread of Life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst’ (35). Jesus had enemies – ‘The Jews then murmured at Him, because He said, “I am the bread which comes down from heaven”’ (41). Christ’s enemies are …

Continue reading We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread, and long to feast upon Thee still.

Worshipping the Lord – empowered by the Holy Spirit and grounded in the Holy Scriptures

"God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). Worshpping the Lord - this is to be empowered by the Holy Spirit and grounded in the Holy Scriptures. Where would be without the Holy Spirit? Without the Holy Spirit, our worship is empty. It is worship in words …

Continue reading Worshipping the Lord – empowered by the Holy Spirit and grounded in the Holy Scriptures

Receive New Life From The Lord – And Live Your Life For Him (John 10:10).

What's it all about - this Christianity? is it a form of religion or a code of ethics? The words, 'religion' and 'ethics' are well wide of the mark when it comes to describing what it means to be a Christian. The word, 'life' is the word used by Jesus: "I have come that they …

Continue reading Receive New Life From The Lord – And Live Your Life For Him (John 10:10).

Christ is my Rock and my Salvation.

Ruth 3:1-4:22; John 9:35-10:21; Psalms 62:1-12 The book of Ruth ends by locating Ruth within the family tree of David, the shepherd-king. He, in his turn, forms part of the family tree of Christ, “the Good Shepherd” (John 10:11), the “King of kings” (Revelation 19:16). David, the shepherd of Israel, pointed away from himself to …

Continue reading Christ is my Rock and my Salvation.

The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord

"You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High" (Luke 1:31-32) - What a special person Jesus is! He's the Son of God - and he's our Saviour! "And there were shepherds living out in …

Continue reading The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord

A Christ-Centred Life And A Christ-Centred Ministry

"He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30). One ministry was about to end. Another ministry was about to begin. The second ministry would be greater than the first ministry. - The first ministry was the ministry of John the Baptist. - The second ministry was the ministry of Jesus the Saviour. What a …

Continue reading A Christ-Centred Life And A Christ-Centred Ministry

When the going gets tough, remember this: Jesus says, “I will come again.”

"How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?" (Habakkuk 1:2). "Then the Lord replied: Write down the revelation (or vision) and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation (or vision) awaits an appointed time; …

Continue reading When the going gets tough, remember this: Jesus says, “I will come again.”

The Kingdom Of God: John’s Gospel And Letters

'He's a born again Christian.' This phrase suggests that there are some Christians who are born again, and there are  other Christians who are not born again. What are we to make of this? According to Jesus, you cannot be a Christian unless you have been born again. There is no such thing as a …

Continue reading The Kingdom Of God: John’s Gospel And Letters

The Lord has blessed us – and there’s so much more still to come.

"The Lord bless you and keep you" (Numbers 6:24). "The Lord is your keeper" (Psalm 121:5). We are "kept by the power of God" (1 Peter 1:5). "Now to him who is able to keep you from falling" (Jude 24). "The Lord bless you and keep you." (Numbers 6:24). God loves us - and he …

Continue reading The Lord has blessed us – and there’s so much more still to come.

Jesus drank from the cup of our condemnation that we might drink from the cup of His salvation.

John 18:1-27 The story continues. Jesus is betrayed. Jesus is arrested (1-11). He stands before the Jewish authorities (12-14,19-24). Jesus is ‘drinking from the cup which the Father has given Him’- He drinks from the cup of our condemnation that we might drink from the cup of His salvation (11; Matthew 26:38-39; 2 Corinthians 5:21; …

Continue reading Jesus drank from the cup of our condemnation that we might drink from the cup of His salvation.

“He will turn many of the people to the Lord their God to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Learning from John the Baptist – Luke 1:13-17; John 1:19-34)

The birth of John the Baptist was foretold in an angelic message (Luke 1:13-17) which speaks of prayer - “your prayer is heard” (v. 13), preparation - looking forward to a time of “joy and gladness” (v. 14), power - “filled with the Holy Spirit” (v. 15) and purpose - “he will turn many of …

Continue reading “He will turn many of the people to the Lord their God to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Learning from John the Baptist – Luke 1:13-17; John 1:19-34)

How long will we be in this wilderness?

Sometimes, we feel like we're in a wilderness - and we can't get out of it! The first half of the book of Exodus tells of the deliverance of the people of Israel from their time of bondage in the land of Egypt. Things were looking up! Surely, there were better days ahead for them. …

Continue reading How long will we be in this wilderness?

A remnant: The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

"For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and those who escape from Mount Zion. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this" (Isaiah 37:32). A remnant - When Isaiah was called by God to the prophetic  ministry, he was given a warning. He was told that only a small minority of his hearers would respond …

Continue reading A remnant: The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

1 Samuel 17:38-18:30; John 16:5-17:5; Psalm 68:1-6 At the heart of David’s triumph over Goliath, there is this great testimony: “it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” (1 Samuel 17:47). When we face ‘Goliaths’ in our own …

Continue reading In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Jesus Christ Has Died For Us – The Righteous For The Unrighteous.

Ps 49:7–9, John 20:28, 1 Tim 2:5–6, 1 Pet 3:18 Some die young. Others live to a ripe old age. None of us can predict what lies ahead of us. There are some things that are beyond our control. We look at what is happening and we say, ‘I wish things could be different’. Absalom …

Continue reading Jesus Christ Has Died For Us – The Righteous For The Unrighteous.

Featured

How much has the world really changed, since Jesus’ time? (Sermons on John’s Gospel – from the series of sermons on “A Statement of Christian Faith”)

These sermons were first preached as part of a series on "A Statement Of Christian Faith". -- John 1:1-13 We focus our attention on verses 11-13, where we learn how to become a child of God and what it means to be a child of God. It’s often pointed out that our world is very …

Continue reading How much has the world really changed, since Jesus’ time? (Sermons on John’s Gospel – from the series of sermons on “A Statement of Christian Faith”)

The Holy Spirit comes from God. The Holy Spirit changes us.

(i) The Holy Spirit comes from God. - The new birth (John 3:3, 7). - “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (Luke 3:16). (ii) The Holy Spirit changes us. - “Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death” …

Continue reading The Holy Spirit comes from God. The Holy Spirit changes us.

The Ministry of The Holy Spirit

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

*Pastor’s Note: The Holy Spirit is alive and well in the hearts and minds of Christians today. The Holy Spirit of Christ seals us unto the day of Redemption but He does so much more! Here’s a great exhortation from our Brother-in-Christ Charlie Cameron over at Learning From God’s Word. Be blessed in the knowledge that the Holy Spirit has promised to lead us into ALL truth!

Also, please stop by and let him know you appreciate his ministry for us as well as for the Lord. While you’re there, check out his other articles and a couple of his other specific sites. Remember, these teachings and exhortations are a sacrifice of praise and worship to the Lord! Give him a like and some encouragement! You will be blessed!


Learning From God’s Word

Home

rb learning from God's word header

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit (John 14-16)

John 14:21; A vicious circle can…

View original post 293 more words

Another ‘3:16’ to set alongside John 3:16!

John 3:16, Rev 3:16–20 lIn John 3:16, we read these wonderful words concerning God’s love: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Here’s another “3:16″ – “So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I …

Continue reading Another ‘3:16’ to set alongside John 3:16!

More love, more prayer, more power, more peace, more joy

"Love one another" (John 13:34); "Pray for each other" (James 5:16). Jesus loves us. Jesus prays for us. If we are to follow Jesus, we will love one another and pray for one another. May the love of Jesus fill our hearts will love for one another. May the prayers of Jesus for us encourage …

Continue reading More love, more prayer, more power, more peace, more joy

Jesus Christ – the Lamb of God

"When I see the blood, I will pass over you" (Exodus 12:13). When we read these words, our thoughts move forward to several verses from the New Testament. In John 1:29, our attention is directed towards Jesus Christ, "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." In 1 Corinthians 5:7, we learn …

Continue reading Jesus Christ – the Lamb of God

In Jesus Christ, We See The Greatest Love of All – God’s Love.

John 14:9 “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). In Jesus, we see love. In Jesus, we see God. We see God’s love, the love that knows no limits, love for God’s enemies; love that is undeserved - love for the unloved and unlovely; love that keeps on loving, love for …

Continue reading In Jesus Christ, We See The Greatest Love of All – God’s Love.

The Lord bless you and keep you.

"Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven" (Psalm 32:1). The forgiveness of sins - this is such a great blessing. The forgiveness of sins: it's just the beginning of so much great blessing which will continue throughout our life on earth and for all eternity. "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit …

Continue reading The Lord bless you and keep you.

“He leads me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3b).

We enter the Kingdom of God through the new birth. Jesus Christ is "the Door" to God's Kingdom (John 10:9). To those who have come, in faith, to Him, the Lord Jesus says, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27). * Where does the Good Shepherd lead …

Continue reading “He leads me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3b).

King Jesus – so much greater than king David

1 Samuel 21:1-23:29; John 18:1-24; Proverbs 13:10-19 David was delivered from his pursuer, Saul. David became the king of Israel. Jesus was delivered into the hands of His enemies. Following His resurrection, Jesus was declared to be the King of kings. “The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares …

Continue reading King Jesus – so much greater than king David

Listening to all that Jesus says to us, not just to the things that we want to hear

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because …

Continue reading Listening to all that Jesus says to us, not just to the things that we want to hear

Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.

Joshua 23:1-24:33; John 3:22-36; Psalm 55:12-23 The concluding message, preached by Joshua, is a call for the people to exalt the Lord. They make a definite and public commitment to the Lord. The Christ-centredness of real commitment to the Lord is summed up in the words of John the Baptist: “He must become greater; I must become less” …

Continue reading Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.

Listening to what Jesus has to say to us

As I was reading the Bible's first chapter, Genesis 1, I noticed, in verses 22 and 28, "God blessed them." In verse 28, I read about "seed" and, in verse 22, I read about being "fruitful." This made me think of Jesus' parable of the sower (Mark 4:3-9). In this parable, Jesus is speaking about …

Continue reading Listening to what Jesus has to say to us