The Gift of God

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God So Loved the World

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:16-17 KJV)

Word Became Flesh

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-3, 14)

Bought at a Price

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. (1 Corinthians 6:20)

The work of the Spirit

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The Joy of the LORD

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will hoy over three with singing (Zephaniah 3:17)

Finding True Rest

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

Gifts of the Spirit

Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.  (1Corinthians 14:1)

The Church FUNDAMENTALS

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Pray without Ceasing

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit

(Jude 1:20)

Unity in God's Church

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)

Home Fellowships

The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. (1 Corinthians 16:19)

The Family unit

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Marital Intimacy

Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled (Hebrews 13:4)

Training up a Child

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

Our Role in Life

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:26-27)

The works of the Flesh

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A True Marriage

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24)

God Hates Divorce

For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. (Malachi 2:16)

Idolatry of Sports

Then they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem according to the customs of the Gentiles, and made themselves as the uncircumcision. So they fell away from the holy covenant, yoked themselves to the Gentiles, and sold themselves to do evil. (1 Maccabees 1:14-15)

Our Learning

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The Literal Word

I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. (Psalm 138:2)

Church Misconceptions

Every man is placing the ideal wine first, and whenever they should be made drunk, then the inferior. Yet you have kept the ideal wine hitherto.

Snap Thoughts

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. (1 Corinthians 2:12-13)