Posts by John Longmire (Page 3)

Posts by John Longmire (Page 3)

The Living Word of God -1 Peter 1:23

You have been born again—not of perishable seed but of imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God. Pastor John’s Notes: To be born again is to become a new person, to become fully human. It is the love of Christ which makes us new. His love defines us and remakes all that we are. His love is perpetually available to all the world. His love, his full love, is available to you now, in this moment! When we acknowledge…

1 Peter 1:22 – Love Constantly

Since you have purified yourselves by your obedience to the truth, so that you show sincere brotherly love for each other, love one another constantly from a pure heart. (1 Peter 1:22) Pastor John’s Notes: The goal of our faith is love. We can know that we are following the truth when we see ourselves growing in love for God and in love for one another. Love is not a lesson we learn only to move on to the next…

The Last Times in Which We Live – 1 Peter 1:20-21

He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was revealed in these last times for you. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. (1 Peter 1:20-21) Pastor John’s Notes: We are living in the last days, which the Bible defines as the days between Christ’s ascension and his return. It is indeed a blessed age, for we have everything we…

Redeemed by the Precious Blood of Christ – 1 Peter 1:18-19

For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb. (1 Peter 1:18-19) Pastor John’s Notes: We are all of great value to God, so much that God gave his only Son as a sacrifice for us all. There is no greater price. There is nothing more God could have…

God is Impartial – 1 Peter 1:17

If you appeal to the Father who judges impartially according to each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in reverence during your time living as strangers. (1 Peter 1:17) Pastor John’s Notes: God does not show favoritism. It is against the nature of God to arbitrarily show favor toward some people and disfavor toward others, for God has created each one and loves us all.  Also, all of us are sinners and stand in need of the grace God…

Daily Readings for Sunday through today and status update

We apologize for the interruption in sending of Daily Readings.  Pastor John has returned and below are the daily readings for Sunday through today. The normal schedule of emails will resume tomorrow morning. Thank You!   Sunday – The Role of the Prophets – 1 Peter 1:10-12 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that would come to you, searched and carefully investigated. They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them…

The Goal is our Salvation – 1 Peter 1:8-9

“…and you rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:8-9) Pastor John’s Notes: We are the heirs of eternal life! God has saved our souls from eternal death. How very blessed we are and what wonderful hope we have! In all of our daily struggles and the many sorrows we face in this world, we can cling to this sure hope of salvation. Wherever our…

Loving a Savior We’ve Never Seen – 1 Peter 1:8

Though you have not seen him, you love him; though not seeing him now, you believe in him. (1 Peter 1:8) Pastor John’s Notes: The source of faith is love. Even though we have not seen Jesus with our physical eyes, we love him. This is faith. Remember that in the original language of the Bible, faith and belief are the same words. Our belief is based on the testimony of the apostles who were eyewitnesses to Jesus’ life and…

Necessary Trials – 1 Peter 1:6-7

You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character of your faith—more valuable than gold which, though perishable, is refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:6-7) Pastor John’s Notes: Our faith is precious to God. Faith is God’s gift to us, but it is not a static gift; it needs to be exercised. Jesus…

Guarded by God through Faith – 1 Peter 1:5

You are being guarded by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:5) Pastor John’s Notes: Faith is not self-generated; it is the gift of God. We tend to believe that people’s religious beliefs are merely matters of their own personal preference. But the word for faith in the original language of the Bible carries a greater weight than how it is typically understood in English. The deeper…