“And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us.” 1 John 3:23 NLT
There is no other name that we can believe in!!! Jesus is the one and only means of salvation. “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”” Acts of the Apostles 4:12 NLT “Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 NLT “For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5 NLT “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NLT There is no other name by which we can be saved! Only Jesus! Any other message is a false message. When we truly come to know the Lord Jesus we will love one another. The family of God, the church, should be bound together in the love of Christ Jesus our Lord!
“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 4:8 NLT We all have quirks, we all make mistakes, and we all sin. God's love will help us overcome all of that. This does not mean that we accept immorality. This does mean that we all need love to overcome. After all, it is God's love that picked us up out of the miry clay of sin and set us on a solid rock.
“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.” Psalms 40:2 NLT Let's preach, loud and strong, that Jesus is the only way. Let's love like He did!!
Rev. Curtis Norris