Category: Charity/Love

What Is “The Fruit Of The Spirit” And It’s Benefits?

Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal 5:23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Gal 5:24  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Gal 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in ...

LOVE AND DOCTRINE

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not ...

What Does It Mean To Be “Led By The Spirit Of God?”

Rom 8:12  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  Rom 8:13  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit ...

Just My Imagination?

Maybe it’s just my imagination? But, it seems there is much more backbiting, and bickering, now happening between like minded Believers. Well, let me take that opening statement back.  It’s not my imagination.  It is fact!  There is, after all, nothing new under the sun. You see; there is something inherent in every single person ...

What Does It Mean To Be “Filled With The Spirit?”

Eph 5:14  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.  Eph 5:15  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,  Eph 5:16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Eph 5:17  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the ...

Being Conformed To The Image Of His Son

Rom 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.  Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his ...

Before Him Beloved

God chose us to be holy in Christ. The purpose God would have with His creatures would be in, by, and through Christ and on holy ground. For those in Christ this is the destiny God determined before the foundation of the world. God would not only choose this but provide for this end by ...

Where’s the Grace?

We must take care to treat each other with grace, speech ALWAY with GRACE seasoned with salt, speaking truth in LOVE. We cannot afford to act like the world. There’s a certain model in worldly channels on places like YouTube, in which someone disagrees with someone else about whatever. And in a video, they take ...

“The Love Of Christ” And The “Love Of God” Romans 8:35-39

Question: What Is The Difference Between “The Love Of Christ” In Romans Chapter 8:35, And “The Love Of God” In Verse 39, Is This Referring To Their “Love” For Us, Or Our “Love” For Them? Rom 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or ...

“Yet For Love’s Sake”

Phm 1:4  I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,  Phm 1:5  Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;  Phm 1:6  That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you ...

What Is The “Gift” That Paul Exhorts Unto Timothy To “Stir Up?” Part 1

2Ti 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2Ti 1:2  To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2Ti 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my ...

The Great Love Chapter

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, how about we dive deep into the great love chapter of 1 Corinthians 13? 1 Cor. 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 13:2 And though I have the gift ...

Saying No to Militancy

I’d like to share one of my favorite articles by Pastor Hal Bekemeyer. This guy has been around the grace movement about as long as I’ve been alive (yes, he’s that old but don’t tell him I said that). He is also a regular co-host on our Grace Life Podcasts. I crack jokes and Hal ...

Paul’s Ensample To Suffering For Christ’s Sake Part 2

2Co 12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.2Co 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure ...

Grace, Love, & Forgiveness

I was moved by a story I came across the other day via Faithwire about Shelby Houston, the teenage daughter of a police officer who died in the line of duty. Her father’s name was Richard Houston. He was a 21-year veteran of the Mesquite Police Department. He was shot and killed responding to a ...

Marriage And Godliness As One Flesh Part 2

Col 3:12  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Col 3:13  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Col 3:14  And above all these things put on charity, which ...

Here’s a Verse to Meditate Upon

1 Tim. 1:5 “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned…” Paul provides us in this passage God’s divine strategy on how to win friends and influence people: charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of ...

Marriage And Godliness As One Flesh Part 1

1Co 7:2  Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 1Co 7:3  Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 1Co 7:4  The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also ...

“And She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing” 4: The Godly Woman

1Pe 3:1  Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;  1Pe 3:2  While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.  1Pe 3:3  Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning ...

“And She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing 3:” The “Help Meet”

1Ti 2:9  In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;  1Ti 2:10  But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.  1Ti 2:11  Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  1Ti 2:12  But I suffer ...