Entries by Jon Watkins

Who am I and what drives me?

Ephesians5:1-2 Is my sense of identity based on how I or others see me and does this drive me or can I see myself as God does? We are dearly loved children trying to imitate God and living a life of love.  

Looking back with 20:20 vision

Romans 8:18-28 Do I truly love God? Do I need to reflect on my past and see His hand working for good in my life? Do I need to tell God that I am available to be called for His purposes?

But God…

Philippians 4:19 ‘And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.‘ Would my faith be stronger if my dreams had become reality?

No Fear in Love

1 John 4:12-18 No fear in love. Fear has to do with punishment. We can be made perfect in love.  Are we shaped more by fear of punishment by God or love of God for His grace?

God is Love

The Apostle John writes that “God is Love.” What did this mean then and now? 1 John 4:7-12

True or False?

1 John 4:4-6 John 16:12-13 – I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.

Test the Spirit

1 John 4:1-3 There are sometimes different interpretations of scripture. We should ‘test the Spirit’ to know whether they should be believed or not.

Assurance of Peace with God

1 John 3:19-24 The Apostle John wrote to a group of people who needed some assurance that they were at peace with God. After a bit of a riddle, he gives 3 marks of those who are at peace with God.