1 John 2:28–29 – Penthouses and Pudding

1 John 2:28–29 (NKJV) 28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him. Where do you live is a common question we ask new found friends or even brief acquaintances we have met at the airport. Our answers might very from the type of house we live in to the city or state. Rarely does it convey our spiritual residence of being in Christ. John has just … Continue reading 1 John 2:28–29 – Penthouses and Pudding

1 John 2:18-27, Antichrists and Anointings…

1 John 2:18–27 18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. 21 I have not written to you because you do … Continue reading 1 John 2:18-27, Antichrists and Anointings…

1 John 2:15-17, Love and Lust…

1 John 2:15-17 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” I love pizza!!!! I really do. After living in Italy for 3 years, I now have a new understanding of pizza.  … Continue reading 1 John 2:15-17, Love and Lust…

1 John 2.12-14 Part 1: Lil’ Kids

1 John 2:12–14 (NKJV) Part I 12 I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake… 13b I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father. This is one of the passages of 1 John that has confused me for years.  Why would John write this structured form?  In all my endeavors to chase this one down it seems to be an exhortation to not only the maturity levels of believers but possibly to other strata within the church. So let’s look at what he writes for each group and why. To … Continue reading 1 John 2.12-14 Part 1: Lil’ Kids

1 John 2.7-11 Lights are on…

1 John 2:7–11 (NKJV) 7 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. 9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But … Continue reading 1 John 2.7-11 Lights are on…

1 John 2.3-6 To truly know someone…

1 John 2:3–6 (NKJV) 3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. On Facebook we have friends and acquaintances, but who really knows you, or who do you really know.  Do you have … Continue reading 1 John 2.3-6 To truly know someone…

1 John 2.1-2 Part I:Covered Undercover…

1 John 2:1-2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. John writes to those he has relationship whether from proximity, or spiritual heritage. He considers them his progeny in the faith, using this relationship to emphasize the spiritual truths he has just shared and will share.  He has just written 1 John 1:5-10 so that they would … Continue reading 1 John 2.1-2 Part I:Covered Undercover…