PROG 54 – Promises From God That We Can Count On – Part Two

One way to see the power of prayer is to keep a prayer journal. Write down your prayers and then log the answers as our God replies. Over time, looking back thru your journal, you will be amazed.

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo finishes up chapter 5 of 1st John. He explains that God does answer prayer. His answer may be yes, no or wait, but whatever His response, it’s always what’s best for us.

1 John 5:6-21

PROG 53 – Promises From God That We Can Count On – Part One

When raising our children we teach them many lessons. One is to be a person of your word. We tell them “Don’t make promises lightly, but if you do make a promise, keep it.”

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo is reading thru chapter 5 of 1st John. Pastor David makes note of the promises a believer receives from God. And we know that God is not a man that he should lie.

1 John 5:6-21

PROG 52 – Birthmarks Of A True Believer

An expert can identify an authentic painting by a master artist, like Rembrandt or Monet, by examining both, what the painting is made of, and the brush marks left by the master when creating the work.

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo, starts chapter 5 of 1st John. In reading the text, Pastor David identifies marks our master left on us when we were born again. He calls them birthmarks.

1 John 5:1-13

PROG 51 – Be Careful Of What You Hear, Beware Of False Teachers – Part Two

When my children were younger my wife and I would take them to a local park, were they would romp on the playground with the other children. Amidst gleeful play, I could always tell which ones were mine. Their sound, their actions and their loving glances my way, all confirmed that, “these are mine”.

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo, continues his journey thru chapter 4 of 1st John where John again reveals the telltale signs of God’s children.

1 John 4:1-21

PROG 50 – Be Careful Of What You Hear, Beware Of False Teachers – Part One

When a musician learns a new song they study the chords, structure, melody and timing of the song. And then they practice it over and over until they have it down.

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo starts chapter 4 of 1st John. Here Pastor David points out that John further develops the themes being taught in the earlier chapters. No doubt John knew that we learn thru repetition.

1 John 4:1-21

PROG 49 – A True Child Of God Practices Righteousness – Part Two

On a TV screen or computer monitor, you’ll likely find controls for adjusting brightness and contrast. Brightness increases the light while contrast intensifies the difference between, dark and light, bringing greater definition to the image.

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo, continues in chapter 3 of 1st John where John uses contrast to clarify the image of a true believer.

1 John 3:10-24

PROG 48 – A True Child Of God Practices Righteousness – Part One

In our last message we learned that when we were born of the Spirit we became children of God. But how can we tell who’s really in the family, and sadly, who is not?

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo continues in chapter 3 of 1st John, where we learn how to discern a true child of God. And the answer is surprising simple.

1 John 3:10-24

PROG 47 – All Sons And Daughters – Part Two

A good parent fully comprehends the love a parent can have for their children. They want what’s best for them, and are willing make sacrifices for their well-being. They discipline them when need for their own good, and they love them without favoritism.

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo continues in chapter 3 of 1st John. Here John tells us that when we are born of the spirit, we become treasured children of the most-high God.

1 John 3:1-10

PROG 46 – All Sons And Daughters – Part One

When you were in high school, or maybe just starting college, if you were as serious student, you may have taken a prep course on, how to study to get the most out of your academic experience.

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo starts chapter 3 of 1st John, but before getting into the text, he provides some pointers on how to study the scriptures to enhance our understanding of God’s word.

1 John 3:1-10

PROG 45 – How To Stay Safe In An Ungodly World – Part Two

Have you ever traveled in unfamiliar territory and stopped to ask directions, only to receive bad instruction, which left you more lost than before?

Today on VICTORIOUS LIFE, Pastor David Crespo continues in chapter 2 of 1st John, where John again warnings us to beware of false doctrine. Pastor David comes in reading a publication of the Unitarian Church as an example of what to watch out for.