Posts by John Longmire (Page 3)

Posts by John Longmire (Page 3)

Love Defined: Love is Kind – (1 Corinthians 13:4)

Love is kind. (1 Corinthians 13:4) Reflection: Kindness is love expressed in the moment. Kindness is always a choice. It is a decision we make to act in some simple way for another person’s benefit or well-being and is typically expressed in small day-to-day interactions. In every encounter, we have the opportunity to show our love through some small act of kindness. Prayer: Lord, thank you for the kindness you show to me day-by-day. Let me learn to practice kindness…

Love Defined – 1 Corinthians 13

For the next few weeks, we will explore the Bible’s definition of love found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Let’s begin by reading over the entire passage. This is one of those passages of Scripture worthy of setting to memory.  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not…

The Day of Judgment – The Book of Your Life – Revelation 20:12

I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works by what was written in the books. (Revelation 20:12) Reflection: The Book of Life contains the names of those who will inherit eternal life. But what of these other books? These are the books of our lives, and each day we write a…

The Day of Judgment – God is Patient – 2 Peter 3:8-12

Dear friends, don’t overlook this one fact: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord does not delay his promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; on that day the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, the elements will burn and be…

The Day of Judgement – You Must Believe in Christ – John 6:40

For this is the will of my Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him will have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:40)   Reflection: When Jesus says, “This is the will of my Father…” we ought to pay careful attention! When God expresses his will, all we need to do is to align ourselves accordingly and the power of God will be released into our lives. Here Jesus…

The Day of Judgement – A Day of Separation – Matthew 25:31-32

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. (Matthew 25:31-32)   Reflection: When Jesus Christ returns to judge the earth, he will separate humanity into two categories: those who are righteous (the sheep) and those who are not (the…