Category Archives: 1John

Did I Not Tell You?

Whether you consider yourself on the winning side, the losing side, or on no side at all, I can’t imagine that anyone is not in a bit of shock and awe this morning. I didn’t stay up to watch the … Continue reading

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The Active Agency of Abiding

In John 15 Jesus said it was the secret sauce of prayer. He said it was also the key to bearing fruit. In fact, He said, do it and you’ll bear much fruit. Don’t do it and you won’t be … Continue reading

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There Are Three . . . and I Make Four

John presents kind of a simple argument in the first part of the fifth chapter of his first letter. Premise One: Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God (5:1a). Premise Two: Everyone who has … Continue reading

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Reading Our Vitals

Yesterday, as I was reading in 1John, I started thinking about vital signs. Indicators that there’s life, particularly indicators of spiritual life. Yesterday I read that if we find that there’s an innate love for others who claim the name … Continue reading

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Healthy Vital Signs

Apparently it’s not as easy as it looks. You know, those shows where a detective comes upon a body and either grabs their wrist with two fingers, or they¬†pull up their eyelids to check their¬†eyes, or they lean over to … Continue reading

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Anointed

Anointed. The term has been hijacked somewhat. Frequently, when someone says that someone else is “anointed,” it’s meant to convey they are special. That they aren’t your average, run of the mill Christian, but they have some rare calling or … Continue reading

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Our Fellowship

True confession time . . . I’m kinda’ hooked on The Voice talent show. Very capable singers are given 90 seconds to audition sight unseen to secure a spot on a coach’s team. These coaches are themselves big names in … Continue reading

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