Category Archives: 1 John

December 12 – Behind the Christmas Card – Difficult family members

Read 1 John 4: 7-21 and 1 Peter 4:11 To the mother of a loved child who is struggling… To the father who wishes he himself could correct his child’s ways… To the one who has a sibling that is … Continue reading

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Aug 25: Experience Truth

Read 3 John 1:1-15 One day we will all die. I’m sure reading that statement might wake you up! But it’s true, isn’t it? One day each and every one of us will take our final breath and enter into … Continue reading

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Aug 24: Let Love Overflow

Read 2 John 1:1-13 Love and truth are discussed frequently in our world today; yet they are seldom practiced. From politicians to business leaders, even to some pastors, it seems like our world is being continually corrupted by deception and … Continue reading

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Aug 23: Confidence in Christ

Read 1 John 5:13-21 John concludes his first letter to the church the way he started it- Christianity is counter cultural. Have you noticed this truth as you’ve been reading this week? The teachings of the Bible are unlike any … Continue reading

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Aug 22: Facing Trial

Read 1 John 4:1-6 Life is filled with trials. One pastor once told me you are either in trial, coming out of trial, or waiting for your next trial to happen. No, this might not be the most optimistic view … Continue reading

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August 21: God is Love

Read 1 John 3:1-24 I remember my first love. She was beautiful. Everything a man could ever ask for. I even told my mother I was going to marry her one-day. But there was only one problem… she was a … Continue reading

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August 20: God is Light

Read 1 John 1:5-2:10 I was very blessed. When I was a freshmen in college my roommate and I actually got along! Despite the horror stories I had heard from so many who had gone before me about bad roommate … Continue reading

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August 19: I Am Witness

Read 1 John 1:1-4 The book of 1 John was written with a clear message: hear it loud and clear, Jesus is the Christ, and a relationship with Him changes everything. This message is counter cultural. It defied the norms … Continue reading

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August 11: Jesus Changes Everything

Read 1 John 1: 5-9 Over the past seven days we have taken a look at the Exodus 20 command of “You shall not give false testimony.” As we have learned, lying can come in many different forms, yet the … Continue reading

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April 15: Following and Sin

Read 1 John 1:1-10 What are some of the characteristics of genuine followers of Jesus? Have we invited Jesus to follow us as a first responder for life’s emergencies or as a resort concierge for life’s amenities? Or are we … Continue reading

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