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The Epistles of John (Part 35): 1 John 4:7-8

25 June 2009 Biblical Studies

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” — 1 John 4:7–8

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The Epistles of John (Part 34): 1 John 4:4–6

10 April 2009 Biblical Studies

“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” — 1 John 4:4–6

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The Epistles of John (Part 33): 1 John 4:1–3

17 March 2009 Biblical Studies

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.” — 1 John 4:1–3

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The Epistles of John (Part 32): 1 John 3:23–24

16 March 2009 Biblical Studies

An exploration of what it means to “abide” or “remain” in Christ. For the author this revolves primarily around the Johannine notion of κοινωνία.

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Hearne Summit I

9 March 2009 Biblical Studies

This past weekend, a group of people descended upon a chunk of property owned by Jack & Diana Wisdom, elders at Ecclesia in Houston, in order to talk about the very broad topic of “Christ & Culture” — we narrowed that down to a look at 1 John.

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The Epistles of John (Part 31): 1 John 3:19–22

4 March 2009 Biblical Studies

I find it difficult to have confidence before God. Here I am, a puny speck of a man, taking up a very small amount of space on this huge blue rock that is hurdling through space at thousands of miles per hour. Yet, if my heart does not condemn me, then I can somehow stand with confidence before the one who created all of that.

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The Epistles of John (Part 30): 1 John 3:14-18

3 March 2009 Biblical Studies

This is the 30th part in an ongoing series about the Epistles of John. English Standard Version Nestle-Aland 27 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no […]

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The Epistles of John (Part 29): 1 John 3:13

2 March 2009 Biblical Studies

This is the 29th part in an ongoing series about the Epistles of John. English Standard Version Nestle-Aland 27 Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. [Καὶ] μὴ θαυμάζατε, ἀδελφοί, εἰ μισεῖ ὑμας ὁ κόσμος. This statement feels out of place. The following chunk of Scripture will talk about loving “the brothers.” […]

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The Epistles of John (Part 28): 1 John 3:11–12

1 March 2009 Biblical Studies

This is the 28th part in an ongoing series about the Epistles of John. English Standard Version Nestle-Aland 27 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why […]

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The Epistles of John (Part 27): 1 John 3:7–10

27 July 2007 Biblical Studies

This is the 25th part in an ongoing series on the Epistles of John. English Standard Version Nestle-Aland 27 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The […]

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