'1 John' Tagged Posts
Our fellowship with Christ now will allow us to know for certain that it is Him when He comes and it will give us the freedom to celebrate and embrace Him rather than shrink and hide as Adam did in the Garden of Eden. Jesus has risen from the grave. Easter tells us that we can know Him, trust Him, and expect His imminent return.
I believe that it comes down to this question: Is your love for this world and the things in this world driven by your love for Christ or in competition with your love for Christ?
As a child, there was a particular gun of my Dads that I always admired. It was a 20-gauge shotgun and the reason that it stood out was because it was a pump action shotgun with a beautiful carved, walnut stock. A few years ago my Dad gave it to me as a gift and though I had not seen it in years, I immediately knew it was the old gun that I had always loved. All of a…
Consider this important question: How do you know that you know Jesus Christ? This is what the Apostle John wants us to be able to answer. John knows that there is a knowledge that is more important than the existence of God and there is even a knowledge that is more important than the existence of Jesus the person. He says that we can and we should know that we know this…
Therefore, John’s point is that revelation of sin does not keep us from God nor does it ruin our relationship with God. In fact, revelation of sin is a key component in bringing us to God and it even strengthens our union with Him because it is at that point that we find the need for the blood of Jesus His Son that cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).