The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed: John 17

The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed: John 17

John 17 contains the greatest prayer ever prayed on earth and the greatest prayer ever recorded in Scripture (Wiersbe). It’s broken into 3 parts, which point to Him being the Overcomer, and we’re going to study each of them this week.

Meditations from John 15:10: Linking Love and Obedience

Meditations from John 15:10: Linking Love and Obedience

This week, there is a tiny but powerful word used: if. First, let’s make it clear that God’s love for us is not conditional. He gave an eternal gift willingly through the death and resurrection of Christ. However, it’s important to note that as believers, there is a link between love and obedience. Christ’s love for us drove Him to action. Love cannot exist without action.  

Meditations from John 15:9: Dwell Richly

Meditations from John 15:9: Dwell Richly

The word love – mentioned three times in this single verse – has a powerful root. Love, in this context, translates to agape in the Greek. Agape is unconditional love – it requires nothing in return and abounds in grace (undeserved favor). We could read the verse like this: “As the Father has unconditionally loved Me, so I deeply love you with a love that requires nothing in return. Now dwell richly in My abounding grace.”

John 15:8: Glorifying God

John 15:8: Glorifying God

So often we try to add to God’s glory through our own efforts. 1 Peter 4:11 says, “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”

How To Study Your Bible (John 14)

How To Study Your Bible (John 14)

You’re in for some extra fun today. I’m going to leverage John 14 to help you learn how to study your Bible. I’ll share a few of my study tips to help you grow closer to Him—no PhD or theology degree required!

5 Simple Steps to Prayer Journaling

5 Simple Steps to Prayer Journaling

If you’re new to prayer journaling, the sacred secret isn’t necessarily in what you write, it’s building a practice of doing so. Here are five paper-packed tips to help guide you in your new found penning.

Why Self-Help Doesn't Really Help

Why Self-Help Doesn't Really Help

The self-improvement market was worth $9.9 billion in 2016 (thanks to a little research data). Did you know you can think and grow rich and only work 4 hours each week? Since you’ve freed up so much time because you’re highly effective, you can have your cheese moved, be an untethered soul, learn the 48 laws of power, understand big magic, and wash your face! Or, you can figure out the sacred secret now…

Emmanuel is Your Shelter, You are Safe: John 12

Emmanuel is Your Shelter, You are Safe: John 12

Today holds a beautiful message for you. A message of safety. Shelter. Hope. It’s time to humble ourselves at the feet of Jesus and become the fragrance of Christ.