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Relationship with Jesus

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” 1 John 3:16 (NIV)   We have an innate desire for security and acceptance. As a result, many people live in the constant pursuit of love. But there’s a problem. The concept of love is[...]

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“By this we know that we have come to know Him,” 1 John 2:3   Have you ever questioned whether you really know Jesus? If so, it’s important to deal with that doubt. God wants us to be certain of our salvation. The second chapter of 1 John walks us[...]

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“…he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5b   We live in a culture that likes to stay busy. Being busy, however, doesn’t always mean being productive. We can busy ourselves doing good things, yet[...]

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“…every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2   Scripture sets the clear expectation that we are to grow in our relationship with Christ. Maturing spiritually is a life-long process, not a one-time growth spurt. Consequently, we should see a steady progression as we[...]

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“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away;” John 15:1-2a   Today’s passage describes a sobering reality. Not every professing Christian is a genuine follower of Jesus Christ. Now, it’s not our job to determine who[...]

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