• 1 John 3:4-6 | Practicing Righteousness

    Intro The start of chapter 3 makes it abundantly clear that John is address the true child of God who is enjoying the benefits of their relationship with God. As we noted last week in 2:28 John used    three words…

  • 1 John 2:28-3:3 | What Manner of Love

    Intro Verse 2:28 is a bridge verse as the Apostle John links what he wants to write next with what he has been saying. So, this verse is a look backwards as well as a look forward. The point of…

  • 1 John 2:24-27 | Truth Verse False – Part III

    Intro We now move to the last part of Apostle John’s words on the self-test of WALKING IN TRUTH 2:18-27 Truth. In this section John has developed the teaching by breaking apart these verses three ways: Vs.18-21 Where we noted…

  • 1 John 2:20-23 | True Versus False – Part II

    Intro The Apostle John’s letter was addressing the greatest blessing in life…”fellowship with God”. His letter addresses what he had observed in the church and that was that it had to be more than intellectual agreement with truth…it had to…

  • 1 John 2:18-21 | True Versus False

    Intro The Apostle John’s letter was addressing the greatest blessing in life… “fellowship with God”. His letter addresses what he had observed in the church and that was that it had to be more than intellectual agreement with truth…it had…

  • 1 John 2:15-17 | Two Loves

    Intro The plan of God from the beginning is to reestablish fellowship with fallen humanity. John declares that this experience with him was the single most blessed experience he has had in his life. The impact that Jesus had upon…

  • 1 John 2:12-14 | Three Stages of Maturity

    Intro It’s been a few weeks since we were in the apostle John’s first letter, and we left off with the second of two “two personal tests” to indicate to ourselves our position as true believers of Christ. They indicate…

  • 1 John 2:7 | Walking In Love

    Intro We are now into the section of the Apostle John’s that starts with the phrase “NOW by this we know”. It is here that John offers a twofold test to the believer as to see if they are indeed…