Did you know that the weakest

Christian has overcome the world, both now and in the future and forever? How? Faith overcomes the effects of sin. In 1 John we read: Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:5 NKJV)

He who believes, that is has put his trust in, has settle on this truth; that Jesus is the Son of God, is he that has overcome the world. This includes everyone of faith. Not just pastors, Super Christians, famous Christian singers or Evangelists; everyone of faith. If you believe in Jesus: you have overcome the world, you are overcoming the world and you will overcome the world. It is settled forever. So, believe and keep on believing.

The Weakest Christian – Broadcast for April 23, 2014
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Sin is like a virus

that has spread since the sin of Adam. But, faith is the antiviral that overcomes sin. In 1 John we read: For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. (1 John 5:4 NKJV)

Whatever is born of God, overcomes the world. When we are born again, by faith, we begin to overcome that which has overcome us. The victory we have is by our faith and that faith is born of God. You may wonder how can I overcome sin, how can I overcome the challenges of my life, how can I ever hope to see heaven; the answer is by faith. This is our victory over the world, our faith.

Sin is Like a Virus – Broadcast for April 22, 2014
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What do love and commandments have in common?

In 1 John we read: For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. (1 John 5:3)

The love of God is defined as keeping the commandments of God. So you are doing what God says, then you are loving God. If you are loving God then you are doing what God says.

This may seem impossible but the commandments are not burdensome. They are written in your heart and the relationship with God is living, so there is continual communication from God what He wants you to do, or not do. This relationship grows deeper the more you respond to God and the more you love Him and the Children of God.

Love and Commandments – Broadcast for April 21, 2014
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By this we know that we love

the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. (1 John 5:2 NKJV) A test of my love for God and obedience to His word is that I love the children of God. It is a simple, if then, equation. If you love the children of God, then you love God and keep His commandments. Or, if you love God and keep His Commandments, then you love the children of God.

To be in balance, this must always be true; that you love God’s children and that you love God and keep His commandments. These cannot be separated one from the other. You must love. God has written this on our hearts, not as a list to be done and checked off but as our way of life.

You Must Love – Broadcast for April 18, 2014
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Not all families get along!

But there is love of parent to child and sibling to sibling that surpasses almost all trouble. In 1 John we read: and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. (1 John 5:1b NKJV)

In God’s family there is much division, rivalry, mistrust, unholiness; this because we forget to love each other. It is easy to see our relationship with God as personal and private with little regard for the other children of God. But, you are not alone. There is a whole family of believers, born again of the same Father that you must love and be in fellowship with. Look around, start loving God’s kids.

Start Loving God’s Kids – Broadcast for April 17, 2014
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Daddy, where did I come from?

Well now, that’s a question every dad will have to answer. In 1 John we read: Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. (1 John 5:1 NKJV) God answers that question for His children like this! If you believe that Jesus Christ is the savior, you are born of God. Spiritual birth happens by faith when we believe. It is a mystery revealed.

The born again have spiritual life and become partakers together of eternal life. Within this life fellowship with God and our family of believers can be rich and overflowing. It all starts with believing God, trusting completely in His Son and continues in eternal life.

Daddy, where did I come from? – Broadcast for April 16, 2014
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A simple decision can make and eternity

of difference. In 1 John we read: And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. (1 John 4:21 NKJV)

We are commanded to love our brother in Christ. that means that we welcome, be fond of, show hospitality, and love dearly. If we have sized them up and decided that we don’t like them, it will be nearly impossible to love them. But if we will by faith decide to love them dearly, then the love flows easily.

Such love covers a multitude of sins, doesn’t notice offenses, overlooks flaws. Love Never Fails. Love is a decision empowered by faith, indwelt by the Holy spirit, filled with God, because God is love. Love, it’s your choice.

The Simple Choice to Love – Broadcast for April 15, 2014
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There is a great stumbling block

to love, my flesh. In 1 John we read: If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? (1 John 4:20 NKJV) My flesh is full of self and does not want to love those who have hurt me or have been unkind. I must even overcome jealousy if I am to love.

God is easy to love because He has only done good to me and is able to make all things work together for my good. But to love others takes a greater act of my will surrendering to God’s will. The closer I abide with God the quicker I overcome my flesh and love my brother!

The Stumbling Block to Love – Broadcast for April 14, 2014
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Almost everyone loves their mom.

Even though she isn’t perfect, and maybe even a bit weird; she is our mom and we love her. That love was made possible because she first loved us. If she hadn’t love us enough to bear us and nurture us and help us grow up, there would be no love. In 1 John we read: We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19 NKJV)

We love God because He first loved us. He laid out the plans for our salvation from the foundations of the earth. He sent His Son to die for our sin. He called us to Himself and filled us with His presence. We would be unable to love God if He didn’t love us first.

Almost everyone loves their mom. – Broadcast for April 11, 2014
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Do you remember waiting for your father

to get home? The threat of punishment, the dread of waiting for dad, the anticipation of the sting of his belt? In 1 John we read: There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18 NKJV)

When I awaited my appointment with my dad to deal with my misbehavior, I knew two things: it was going to hurt; my dad loved me. I feared his punishment but I loved my dad.

But our heavenly father has no belt to hit us with on judgment day, if we are His. Perfect love has dealt with our sin, the stripes have been laid, Jesus’ death paid the damages and has made us right with our God. We have nothing to fear on that day because God’s love has taken care of it all.

The Stripes Have Been Laid- Broadcast for April 10, 2014
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