Category Archives: 1John

Creamed

I’m really not much of a cream guy. Cream, not like “in my coffee”, but cream like “on my skin”. Sure I’ll SPF 40 out of necessity, ’cause I’m not much of a sunburn guy either. And sometimes, when the … Continue reading

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Where God’s Love Lives

Not only is there not enough room for both of them, they can’t even occupy the same heart at the same time. It’s a mutually exclusive reality. If one is present, then the other is not. And thus, it seems … Continue reading

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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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