Category Archives: 1John

A Whole Lot of Testifying Going On

Testimony. A solemn declaration of what is true or actual. Testify. To bear witness. To give evidence or proof of something existing or being the case. Hovering over 1John 5:6-12 this morning. And there’s a whole lot of testifying going … Continue reading

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By This We Know – Part II

Yesterday, I was reminded that our salvation is more than just a profession of faith, it is more so a possession of the evidences of faith. That to claim you believe in a certain truth will manifest itself in that … Continue reading

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By This We Know

I do wonder sometimes if over decades of a “seeker-friendly” approach to the gospel we have put too much stock in the profession of faith rather than in the possession of the evidences of faith. That when we ask for … Continue reading

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Abide and Obey

Short thought this morning. Something out of 1 John. Not overly complicated but a source of great confidence. A to do which, John says, will have a directly connect “to be.” A purposeful pursuit which will have a practical payout. … Continue reading

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Another Thing I Can Know

Yesterday, reading John’s gospel, I was reminded that, while there are many things I don’t know when it comes to the things of God, one thing I do know is that while I was once blind now I see. But … Continue reading

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Six More Words

John explicitly gives two reasons for writing his first letter. First, so that “joy may be complete” (1Jn. 1:4). There’s some question as to who’s joy is being talked about; whether it’s “our joy”, the joy of those proclaiming the … Continue reading

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An Overcomer

Woke up this morning feeling somewhat defeated. Not a good way to start the day. And I’m not even really sure why. Perhaps it’s a combination of feeling a bit panicked at what’s on my to do list, a bit … Continue reading

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As He Is So Also Are We

It’s one of those “in the shadow” verses. A verse which, at least in my experience, more often than not is eclipsed by the better known verse which follows it. So often, I can be in such a rush to … Continue reading

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We Should Love One Another

I know I should probably open my bible in the morning before I open my laptop, but that’s not my morning routine. Get up, get a coffee, flip open the laptop and check out the latest headlines on my news … Continue reading

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And So We Are

Identity. Much discussion these days on our identity. For many, over the past several weeks the focus has been whether there’s an (R) or a (D) after someone’s name. People so labeled by partisan politics that to attach a letter … Continue reading

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