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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

Dealing with Draining People – Mark 8:11-13 9/9/2013

Sometimes you can never do enough. You cannot say or do the right thing. You’re giving everything – making lots of sacrifices – honestly giving your best – and it still won’t do. That’s not fair and not right. But it happens. It ... read more

Don’t Look Backwards When You’re Going Forwards – Acts 1:10-11 9/2/2013

The apostles staring into the sky feared Jesus' going to heaven was the end. It was far from the end. One day he would come back just as obviously but far more gloriously than he had left, and meantime there was much to do so that many would ... read more

The Ascension – Acts 1: 9 8/26/2013

The moment of Jesus’ return to heaven looked dreadful. The truth was very different. It was actually the beginning of the best of times. read more