In His Word
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." – Psalm 119:105

Archive for April 2016

“You are already clean”

April 29, 2016

Jesus said to His disciples, “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.” (John 15:3). Jesus had just spoken of the need to be pruned/cleaned, and then He said the disciples already were.  How?  “…because of the word which I have spoken to you.”  By listening to His word, […]

“My Father is the vinedresser”

April 28, 2016

Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” (John 15:1-2). Consider these words from The Gospel of Belief by Merrill C. Tenney […]

“Get up, let us go”

April 27, 2016

As He spoke to the disciples in the upper room, Jesus said, “Get up, let us go from here.” (John 14:31b).  Go where?  To what awaited Him. Jesus knew the pain and agony that awaited Him.  He was trying to prepare His disciples for the challenge it was going to bring to them.  While He […]

“that the world may know”

April 26, 2016

Jesus said, “but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me.” (John 14:31a). Jesus had already told the disciples to demonstrate their love by their obedience (:15, 21, 23), and He put this principle to practice in His own life.  He had been demonstrating […]

“nothing in Me”

April 25, 2016

Jesus said, “I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;” (John 14:30). Jesus could say that Satan had nothing in Him, “no hold on Me” (NIV).  It was not for lack of effort on Satan’s part, for Jesus “was in all points […]

“My peace I give to you”

April 22, 2016

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you;…These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace.” (John 14:27; 16:33a). If anyone can give peace, then surely it is the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).  His disciples were about to go through an incredibly difficult […]

“If you love Me”

April 21, 2016

Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” (John 14:15, 23). Almost anyone other than an atheist would say they love Jesus, but Jesus said our action is what really says if we love Him or not.  If you are not keeping His commandments, then don’t even bother saying you love Him. […]

“believe because of the works”

April 18, 2016

Jesus said, “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves.” (John 14:11). Jesus wanted His disciples to believe Him simply because He said something, but this did not mean He did not offer them evidence to support what He said.  The works […]

“Do not let your heart be troubled”

April 15, 2016

  Jesus said, “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. …Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:1, 27b). Do not be troubled?  In light of all the negative things He was telling them were going to happen and what they would […]

“Will you…?”

April 14, 2016

After Peter said he would lay down his life for Him, Jesus said, “Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly, I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny Me three times.” (John 13:38; also Matthew 26:34; Mark 14:30; Luke 22:34). Do you think Peter meant it when he […]