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…
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…
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?
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.
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;…