Jesus is the Son of God

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” – 1 John 4:15

Jesus is the Son of God.

Everything hinges on Jesus

“And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” – 1 Cor. 15:14-17

Everything hinges on Jesus.

Abstain from every kind of evil

“Abstain from every kind of evil.” – 1 Thes. 5:22

Retain the good. Reject the evil.

Satisfied with life

“Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and satisfied with life” – Gen. 25:8 (NASB)

When Abraham died at the ripe old age of 175, he was satisfied with life. No doubt this was due to his relationship with God. Are you satisfied with your life?

Edward Mote

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand.”

— Edward Mote (1834)

Mote worked most of his life as a cabinet-maker in London. He was in his 50’s when he was called to pastor Rehoboth Baptist Church. He pastored there for 26 years.

The congregation liked Mote so much that they offered him the church building as a gift. Mote replied, “I do not want the chapel, I only want the pulpit; and when I cease to preach Christ, then turn me out of that.

Mote went home to the Lord in 1874 and is buried in the church yard at Rehoboth Church.

Jesus did not commit Himself to them

“Many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did. But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.” – John 2:23-25

Jesus did not put up with halfhearted faith.

He deserves better.

No one, unless…

No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him. No one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.” – Jesus (John 6:44, 65)

No one, unless. Wickedness is so ingrained that apart from Divine Grace, no one would ever believe.

The hem of Him

“And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, ‘If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.’ But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, ‘Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.’ And the woman was made well from that hour.” – Matt. 9:20-22

It’s not about the hem, it’s about Him.

Scatter and Sleep

“The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.” – Jesus (Mark 4:26-27)

There’s evangelism for you; scatter seed (preach the Word) and then go to sleep. God gives the seed life, not the sower.

I will rain bread from heaven

“Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.” – God (Exd. 16:4)

A valuable lesson for every believer to learn.