John gives us 3 tests, or identity markers for those who have been born again: Do they confess Christ? Do they keep His commandments? Do they love others?
Only when we bring our lives together under the blood of Christ, are we really participating in Fellowship with one another. Confessing our sin doesn’t ruin our Fellowship; it reaffirms it!
We are called, as a Christian community, to care for each other and practice hospitality with those outside our community. Doing this will preach the Gospel to the world.
In an Age of Great Uncertainty, Anxiety and Doubt, John writes to the churches to give Assurance and Confidence that they ‘know that they know’.
An update on what IAMercy is doing in Nairobi Kenya.
The church is a community on mission. Part of being this community, is celebrating and mourning with one another. In a culture that does not celebrate or mourn well, the church celebrating and mourning together preaches the Gospel.
Romans 12:12 gives us a clear, compelling compass of just three imperatives for being transformed rather than conformed to the world.
The Lord’s will is that we actively persevere and wrestle with God in our prayers.
There is a growing awareness that Prayer as the power at work in us, is critically missing in Church today. It’s absence needs to be corrected, not accepted.