My name is John. I am a fisherman… well, I was. My brother James and I were planning to take over our Father’s boat and keep the business going; the same way he had from his Father. That is until we met the man, Jesus.
I was born and raised in a part of Northwest Florida where the land is about as flat as the Gulf of Mexico, and the only hill I ever saw was a bridge over the bay that was high enough for the boats to go under…
In the church, we love the phrase, “His mercies are new every morning.” It gives us hope and comfort and nice wall hangings for our home or office. But we miss the much bigger picture.
Let the love of God displayed in this powerful gospel verse wash over you as if you were sitting at the bottom of Niagara Falls.
Out of His love for us, God does not judge, but disciplines the sins of his children in these three ways.
What does it mean that “whoever believes in him shall not perish”? What does that belief look like?
Back in 1984, the rock band Foreigner came out with a huge hit entitled I Want to Know what Love Is.”