Immanuel – God is with you!

Immanuel – God is with you!

The first fulfillment of prophecy in the New Testament about the birth of Jesus is found in Matthew 1:23. Matthew 1:23 (NKJV) “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” This is...
You Can Understand the Word of God!

You Can Understand the Word of God!

One of the reasons it is so important for someone to be born again is so they can understand the Word of God.  This can only happen with the help and by the power of the Holy Spirit.  This is confirmed in First Corinthians chapter 2. 1 Corinthians 2:11-14 (NKJV) 11...
Do You Know Jesus?

Do You Know Jesus?

Many people today know about Jesus, but they don’t know Him personally. Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV) 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord,...
Two Aspects to Righteousness

Two Aspects to Righteousness

There are two aspects to righteousness – internal and external.  Internal righteousness equates to receiving a new righteous nature when you are born again.  External righteousness equates to living a godly life. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) For He made Him who knew no...

Confidence over Fear

The power of the Holy Spirit is what gave Jesus the confidence to overcome fear during the wilderness temptation. Luke 4:1 (CEV) When Jesus returned from the Jordan River, the power of the Holy Spirit was with him, and the Spirit led him into the desert. The Greek...

The Outcome of God’s Grace

The transforming power of God’s grace enables someone to express the divine nature. Titus 2:11-12 (NLT) 11 For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. 12 And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should...