Our own righteousness is no better than that of the Scribes and Pharisees. We need something much greater to justify us before a Holy God.
All of the descriptions of the elect child of God given by Jesus are evidences of the Spirit of God already dwelling inside the person.
Jesus washed the feet of a man for whom He did not die! With this in mind, we can certainly overcome differences with our brothers and sisters in Christ!
Jude teaches us to earnestly contend for that form of doctrine that gives God the glory and was delivered in its purity during the time of Christ and the Apostles.
Doubt did not prevent Jesus from raising Lazarus or Himself from the dead. It did, however, rob Thomas of joy and fellowship with Christ during parts of these events.
The gospel clearly explains to us that, yes, we are sinner, but that is whom Christ came to save!
Having every detail about Who Jesus is and exactly how He saved His people is very important in order to honor Him properly here on earth. But while a man’s confession may be flawed, his salvation is still secure in the finished work of Christ!
It would seem that John wants us all to be able to lay our head on Jesus’ chest.
Jesus tells James that he would follow Him through sufferings. As recorded in Acts 12, James became the first martyr among the Apostles. He wanted to be where Jesus was and his desire was fulfilled.
Andrew was content and happy just being with the Lord in His service. Perhaps we should seek the same in our own lives.