Getting Out of Hate
Sep12

Getting Out of Hate

The discussion of loving one another continues here as we move into the third chapter of 1 John. Loving one another does a great deal in the struggle against idolatry. The struggle of idolatry is alive and real for the people that John is writing to, and because of this, John addresses the continual practice of idolatry and sin. He tells us that anyone who makes a practice of sinning has not been born of God. In fact, people who do...

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Love One Another
Sep05

Love One Another

After realizing that we need to be walking in confession in order to avoid idolatry, John reminds us that Christ is our advocate. He also reminds us that Christ is the payment for our sins. In doing this, John begins to point out the ways that we can avoid various types of idols by expressing that we can have confidence that we know Him if we keep his commandments. His command is simple: that we love God and that we love others, which...

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Confessing in the Light
Aug15

Confessing in the Light

John was a man who was known as the disciple of love. When John would say something as simple as “Jesus loves you,” it would basically embody an entire sermon. John is known as simple man that said simple yet very profound things. The way that John communicates is similar to drinking a perfect cup of coffee. When we only think of coffee as something that’s good to drink, we don’t realize how much work is behind just one cup. When we...

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