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Eye On Integrity-Acknowledging Jesus as God’s Son

August 6th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on First John 4:15.

“If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.”

There was an occasion when Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” Then, after some discussion, He asked them directly, “But what about you? Who do you say I am?” That is when Simon declared, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus pronounced a blessing on Simon after making that claim.

Jesus is interested in hearing our response to the question, “Who do you say I am?” There is a great blessing in acknowledging Jesus for who He really is.

Acknowledging Jesus as the Son of God is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Encounter With Jesus-His Identity And Love

September 29th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines His identity and love.

The Apostle John was one of the key witnesses to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

He wrote in First John 4:14, “We have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.”

Jesus came to the world to be our Savior. He specifically came to save His people from their sins. We belong to His family through faith in His name.

Jesus also came as God’s One and Only Son. The voice of the Father came from heaven at the baptism of Jesus to say, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him, I am well pleased.”

Jesus also came as God’s gift and the fullest expression of His love that this world has ever known. John 3:16 says that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

A daily connection with Christ reinforces our trust in His love and identity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com