Archive for the ‘23 – 1 John’ Category

Christmas Love (1 John 4:7-12)

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Another non-traditional “Christmas passage,” 1 John 4:7-12 gives us some beautiful insight on God’s gift of love to us in the giving His Son Jesus as the propitiation for our sins, and our proper response to it.

Abide and Be Unshamed at His Coming (1 John 2:28)

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

This is a sober passage, but also a passage with promise. We can abide in Jesus, and be unashamed at His coming!

Do Not Love the World (1 John 2:15-17)

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Another passage for our Key Christian Passages series is 1 John 2:15-17.

God commands us not to love the world, nor the things in the world, then He gives us 4 reasons why.

Review: Jesus Is… (John 1:1-4; 1 John 1:5–2:2)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Jesus is…

God (John 1:1-2)
Creator (John 1:3)
Life (John 1:4a)
Light (John 1:4b)

Walk in the light by…

Knowing By What Means I WALK (1 John 1:5-6)
Walking By Means of God’s Light (1 John 1:7-8)
Saying the Same Thing about Sins as God Does (1 John 1:9-10)
Rejecting Every Sin (1 John 2:1-2)

Jesus Is the LIGHT: How to Walk in God’s Light (Part 4) – 1 John 2:1-2

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Does walking in the light mean that we have the freedom to sin as we please? Not in the least! Sin is a HUGE issue with God, and it is only by Jesus’ ongoing effects of His payment on the cross for us that insure and secure our relationship with God.

Jesus Is the LIGHT: How to Walk in God’s Light (Part 3) – 1 John 1:9-10

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Part of walking in the light is having a proper response to SINS – what we do that we shouldn’t do, or what we don’t do that we should. We examine a very often-quoted verse (1 John 1:9) in light of its context, and find out that many have this verse ALL WRONG. The verse does not tell a believer to ask for forgiveness or say that he/she is sorry for his/her sins. It also is not a “get out of sin card” that believers are to be using as the fix-all for personal sins.

Jesus Is the LIGHT: How to Walk in God’s Light (Part 1)

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

What does the Bible mean when it states that “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all”? How do we, as Christians that struggle with sin, walk with God? We begin a 4-part look at 1 John 1:5–2:2 that tells us how.

Every believer needs a working knowledge of this truth.

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#6): Love God, Not the World (1 John 2:15-17)

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

What does it mean to love the world? Why are we commanded NOT to love the world? John gives us several reasons.