1 John – The Journey

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Take a journey back through the book of 1 John with me… I told you about how I had chosen to study 1 John. I introduced you to Logos and some key words in 1 John. I defined a big word – Propitiation. I reminded you that you have been forgiven. I talked about the ultimate teacher. I pointed you to practicing righteousness. I embraced ultimate love. I rejoiced that my God is greater. I redefined perfect. I was thankful {Read More}

1 John – Understanding

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Understanding. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.  1 John 5:20 Jesus came as our propitiation but He came for another reason too.  He came to show us the Father. Revelation from God has come in three ways: Creation The Bible Jesus {Read More}

1 John – Not Burdensome

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For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3
His commandments are not burdensome? Did you know that?

1 John ~ Perfect

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Perfect.
We have a bad working definition of perfect. For me perfect means without failure or fault. It means never doing anything wrong. It means a standard that I can never really achieve.
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:12
Biblically, perfect means mature, whole, complete, and at peace. The Greek word used in chapter 4 of 1 John for perfect is the same word use to translate the Hebrew word Shalom in many places in the Old Testament. You’ve probably heard that word. It means peace and wholeness.
Whole.

1 John ~ God is Greater

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Do you ever feel alone?  Lost?  Overcome? If you’re a Christ-follower, then that’s never true.  God is with you.  He has found you.  And you’re an overcomer.  Listen to this song from Christ Tomlin: Can’t see the video in your email or RSS reader? Remember: You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.  1 John 4:4 I’m linking up with Women in the {Read More}