O LORD, gracious Master, set upon the everlasting salvation, felicity, blessedness, and joy of the soul of my descendants.
I am so full of joy I could almost shed tears at the thought of being in the family of God
In Christ, death is only a near death experience.
The Apostle John received something from the Lord Jesus that he shares with Christians in his first epistle. We are little children. John may be, in a sense, a sort of spiritual father to the church. This tenderness for the flock in his care is what he learned from God, and John shares it with the children of God.
Ten years ago I looked like Rambo, or Briggs from Lethal Weapon (no that's not a wig!). I was the masked hypocrite guilty of pornea, filled with curses, bitterness, and prayer, seeking my glory as the chief end of all things, a creature at the center of concentric rings, none with room for the King of