JUDE 1:1-3

“Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people.”‭‬‬ Jude‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭NLT Jude faces an infinitely pastoral problemContinue reading “JUDE 1:1-3”

JUDE 1:1-2

“This letter is from Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James. I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love.”‭‭ Jude‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬Continue reading “JUDE 1:1-2”

JUDE 1:1-2‬

“This letter is from Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James. I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love.”‭‭ Jude‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬Continue reading “JUDE 1:1-2‬”

1 JOHN 5:21

“Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.”‭‭‬‬ 1 John‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭NLT Everything that John has stated leads to this one command. “Do not set up an idol in your heart.” For John, all of the problems that he had been addressing were issues of idolatry. The lack ofContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:21”

1 JOHN‬ ‭5:18‬

“We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.”‭‭ 1 John‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Christian’s who allow for sin to take root in their lives are not people of faith. This is John’s conclusion. These areContinue reading “1 JOHN‬ ‭5:18‬”

1 JOHN 5:16-17‬

“If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. AllContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:16-17‬”

1 JOHN 5:14-15‬

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”‭‭ 1 John‬ ‭5:14-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Confidence is a thing that is missing from the lives ofContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:14-15‬”

1 JOHN 5:11-13

“And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.” 1 John 5:11-13 NLT John’s emphasis had always been on truth and light. Knowledge, for the proto-gnostics, was seen asContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:11-13”

1 JOHN 5:9-10

“Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. And God has testified about his Son. All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believeContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:9-10”

1 JOHN 5:6-8

“And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony. the Spirit, the water, and the blood—and all three agree.”‭‭‬‬ 1 John‬ ‭5:6, 8‬ ‭NLTContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:6-8”

1 JOHN 5:3-5

“Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.”‭‭‬‬ 1 John‬ ‭5:3-5‬ ‭NLT Here liesContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:3-5”

1 JOHN 5:1-2

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments.”‭‭ 1 John‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ As John begins to close down his short book, he cinches up hisContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:1-2”

1 JOHN 4:18

“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.”‭‭ ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Perfect love expels all fear. This passage is often mistaken to say that “love expels fear,” or thatContinue reading “1 JOHN 4:18”

1 JOHN 4:11-12

“Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.” 1 John‬ ‭4:11-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬ John promises something astounding in this passage. Earlier, it isContinue reading “1 JOHN 4:11-12”