From Pastor Perry

10/10/2018 1 John 5:13-15

1 John 5:13–15 (ESV)

That You May Know

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.


There are many verses in the Bible that state if you ask anything in the name of the Lord, He will grant it.  I have asked for a million dollars many times and have never received it.  Today’s reading adds “according to his will”.  That is his will, not our will!  This is why I have not received the million dollars.  It is not according to his will.  In fact, this is part of the Lord’s prayer “Thy will be done”, not “My will be done.”


I pray: O Lord, too often I ask for things that are not part of your will, yet in the same prayer as “give us this day our daily bread.”  Help me to trust and to live by your provisions instead of my wishes.  You know my needs better than I do and you know my wants which are not always best for me.  Thank you for all you do for me.  Amen.

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10.03 | 12:32

"Depart in Peace" What a blessing when the world is so chaotic! Followers of Christ can find their peace in Him.

09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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13.12 | 15:29

HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

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