John

An Unexpected Perspective of the Crucifixion

An Unexpected Perspective of the Crucifixion

I’m experimenting a bit this week and instead of typing out the Scripture, I’ve taken screen shots from my ESV Study Bible (by permission) and highlighted words that came alive to me as I read them. I would encourage you to get your Bible out, too. There’s something about the tangibleness of paper and the texture of the pages that offer us an unexpected perspective.

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.  

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!

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.

There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down

There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down

I can’t help reading John 11 and not thinking about the song Ain’t No Grave by Bethel Music (sung by Molly Skaggs). I’ve included the video in the post if you’ve never heard it before. Even though it’s not proper grammar, “there ain’t no grave,” friends. And Lazarus would agree…