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”

1 JOHN 4:7-8

“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”‭‭ 1 John‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬ John’s plea to believers is simple. We must love each other. ThisContinue reading “1 JOHN 4:7-8”

1 JOHN 4:4-6

“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them. But weContinue reading “1 JOHN 4:4-6”

1 JOHN 3:19-24

“Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. And we will receive fromContinue reading “1 JOHN 3:19-24”

1 JOHN 3:16-18

“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?Continue reading “1 JOHN 3:16-18”

1 JOHN 3:7-10

” 7 Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. 8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God cameContinue reading “1 JOHN 3:7-10”

1 JOHN 3:4-6

“Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know himContinue reading “1 JOHN 3:4-6”

1 JOHN 2:29

“Since we know that Christ is righteous, we also know that all who do what is right are God’s children.” 1 John 2:29 Being righteous is not merely a state of being. It’s a descriptive state. It describes one who is actively in sync with the character of God in real space and real time.Continue reading “1 JOHN 2:29”

1 JOHN 2:26

26 I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray. 1 John 2:26 NLT In a world where many have a hard time being direct and value soft teaching and a convenience of endless emotionally driven validation, John speaks plainly. There are some who would lead Christians astray.Continue reading “1 JOHN 2:26”

1 JOHN 2:22-23

“And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.”‭‭‬ 1 John‬ ‭2:22-23‬ ‭NLT John coins the term “Anti-Christ” asContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:22-23”

1 JOHN 2:21

“So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies.” 1 John 2:21 NLT Many Christian’s have believed the lie that admonishment is a tactic reserved for correction. They believe that they should only be strongly engaged when they have violently veeredContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:21”

1 JOHN 2:18-19

“Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come. These people left our churches, but they never really belonged with us; otherwise they would have stayed with us. When they left, itContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:18-19”

1 JOHN 2:17

“And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” 1 John 2:17 This simple passage speaks volumes about our Christian hope. The search for meaning is the search that every matured human being undertakes at some point. As John noted the variousContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:17”

1 JOHN 2:15-16‬

“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not fromContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:15-16‬”

1 JOHN 2:9-11

9The one who says that he is in the Light and yet hates his brother or sister is in the darkness until now. 10The one who loves his brother and sister remains in the Light, and there is nothing in him to cause stumbling. 11But the one who hates his brother or sister is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does notContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:9-11”

1 JOHN 2:7-8

Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. 8Lit AgainOn the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passingContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:7-8”

1 JOHN 2:5-6

but whoever follows His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6the one who says that he remains in Him ought, himself also, to walk just as He walked. 1 JOHN 2:5-6 This passage clearly delineated a choice. The choice is one ofContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:5-6”

1 JOHN 2:3-4

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 1 JOHN 2:3-4 NLT These “harsh words,” spoken by John are necessary truths ofContinue reading “1 JOHN 2:3-4”

1 JOHN 1:6

6. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. 1 John 1:6 The simple truth is a thing that is often lacking in those who claim to have a complex one. The environment of proto-Gnosticism harbored such “knowledge.”Continue reading “1 JOHN 1:6”

1 JOHN 1:3-4

3“We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.b“ 1 John 1:3-4 NLT To many, sharing the gospel canContinue reading “1 JOHN 1:3-4”

1 JOHN 1:1-2

“1We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning,a whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. 2This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify andContinue reading “1 JOHN 1:1-2”