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The Key Test of Spirituality – 1 John 2:9-11 11/18/2013

John makes it very clear that big boasts, big desires and even big courage are not enough to prove spirituality. There has to be evidence that this Christian faith has taken deep root and is showing in day by day choices to love others. read more

The Command which is Old and New – 1 John 2:7-8 11/11/2013

“…The darkness is passing and the true light is already shining,” says John. Jesus has come, and he’s come deeply into the lives of those who read these words from John. Now, with the light, they see a new way and they have a new power to ... read more

Consistency Between Profession and Practice – 1 John 2:3-6 11/4/2013

We look for consistency between profession and practice, between words and deeds, between what we say we believe and what we do with our lives. John, writing to the early Christians, saw consistency as essential for every Christian. read more

Everything We Need – 1 John 2:1-2 10/28/2013

John has to warn these Christians against carelessness. But he has to do it without building unhealthy concern. If the sign of belonging to Jesus is that you obey him and live like him, then what does it mean if you do sin?! Would that prove you ... read more

Completely and Forever Forgiven – 1 John 1:8-10 10/21/2013

The passage we look at in this study is about people claiming they have no sin. Happily it also has the perfect remedy for those of us who know all too well that our lives have fallen short of God’s standard. read more

Where You Live Proves Whose You Are – 1 John 1:5-7 10/14/2013

As we walk in the light, so the blood of God’s Son keeps on purifying us from every sin. Amazingly, miraculously we will finish this life perfect in God’s eyes and be welcomed into his presence. Where you live proves whose you are. “Live ... read more

The Man Who was God – 1 John 1:1-4 10/7/2013

When John wrote his letter, his epistle, he was trying to save people from believing in a fake Christ. John believed – as do Christians today – that Jesus was both God and man. He was both when he lay in the cradle, both when he was baptized in ... read more

Making Jesus Known Where He is Not Known – Romans 15: 20-22 9/30/2013

“How come all the Christians seem to get guidance to live in the nice places?” Why do they feel led to the places of safety, comfort, affluence, places where there are already churches almost everywhere? Why are they not guided to the dark, ... read more

Partners in the Gospel – Philippians 1:3-6 9/23/2013

Paul not only remembers the Philippians, he gives thanks and prays for them because they have been his partners in the work of God, knowing that God will never stop his work in their lives until the day of Jesus. read more

Faithful God – Lamentations 3:22-24 9/16/2013

One of the interesting things about this passage is that for twenty verses before this the writer has listed all his struggles and afflictions. Life is hard; life is tough; life is full of pain and difficulty. But, he says, there is something that ... read more