TWO KEYS: RELATIONSHIP AND TRUTH

Leon Fontaine DEVOTED

If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31–32 (NKJV) Does today’s verse mean that those of us who know the truth about Jesus are automatically free in every area of life? Actually, when you read both verses together, it first talks about being a disciple before it talks about the truth setting you free. A disciple is someone who has a relationship with Jesus Christ and is a disciplined follower of His truths. Those two words are key: relationship and truth. To …

STAY HUNGRY!

Leon Fontaine DEVOTED

For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power. 1 Corinthians 4:20 (NLT) God’s Word is so powerful. According to Hebrews 4:12, God’s Word is “living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (NKJV). But its power isn’t accessed through analyzing and reasoning. The truth of God’s Word bypasses your reasoning mind to alter you from the inside out. In fact, Holy Spirit works …

BELIEVE WHAT? THE GOSPEL!

Leon Fontaine DEVOTED

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:15–16 (NKJV) As Christians, we often call ourselves “believers,” but what does that mean? I know we’re to believe in Jesus, but even the devil believes in Jesus. What specifically are we supposed to believe? Well, our verse today says, “Believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:16, NKJV). It doesn’t say to believe in your favourite preacher. It doesn’t say believe in your spouse or your mother. If you make another person your source of truth, you’re in trouble. You’re to believe …